We left Iowa this morning to partly sunny skies, the first of the trip. Thankfully, we had planned to go up to I90 instead of staying on I80, because it looks like that corridor got hit with a lot of rain today. We had some drizzle, and a couple bouts of short lived rain, but arrived safely in Wall, SD, and are now camped at the Sleepy Hollow RV Park. The people are nice, and they have hookups. Not much space in the sites, but that is unfortunately normal.
We have visited Wall Drug with the kids, which they enjoyed. For me, the best part of the drugstore was the old pictures in the back. They showed old magazine and newspaper articles, as well as pictures depicting scenes from the 1800s.
We are enjoying our drive across the plains. It is a very pretty part of the country with rolling hills, and, as we got closer to Wall, some rock formations that were a hint of what we will see tomorrow when we visit the badlands.
The other devices that I can now report as working well are the Pepwave Surf on the Go router, the external antenna for the cellular modem, and the setup of the router for picking up and repeating the campground’s wireless signal. We are in an area on the edge of LTE vs 3g signal, but with the external antenna plugged into the modem, we are getting good LTE speeds. The Pepwave is currently set-up as a repeater of the campground’s wifi, and then creates its own wireless network for all of our equipment to use. Currently, the cellular modem is in standby mode, and the Pepwave will switch to it as a backup if needed, keeping us online. So far, that has been a great purchase.
Tomorrow, once I have synced our pictures and such, I will get a couple uploaded. Enjoy your night!