It’s been a few days since we raced the Pioneer Auto Museum’s cars at the NASCAR race in Mt. Vernon, South Dakota. By the way…We found out that none of our Presidents were born there. What can I tell you about the race? Not too much. We got there a couple of hours early so we went ahead and got started. Three of us ran out of gas before we made the first turn. Thankfully TC has a friend with a wrecker.
Somehow we got those autos back to the museum before sunrise. As we were leaving, the guy who acts like he owns the place showed up. The rule I live by and try to put into the minds of others is this: If you are not asked a question, do not, and I repeat, do not, give an answer.
Lav: Hi Mr. owner…We are the ones who took your cars to the NASCAR races in Mt. Vernon, and I believe if we hadn’t run out of gas, we would have won. Why is it Mr. owner that you don’t keep your Pioneer Auto Museum cars gassed up?
Mr. Owner: RUBEN!!!
Ruben: Lies, they’re all lies. The cars were all gassed up…I think.
Now that is a case of a question being answered before it was asked.
All that was yesterday and today is today. We had a fleeting thought, “Maybe we should stay in Murdo. Maybe we should try to get on at the Frosty Freeze.
Well, that was a thought that had to flee.
All was not lost. We still had the old pick-up truck and the Queen was still driving the orange and black VW van. We even had a little gas left thanks to an unauthorized pit stop at the races. The van even got two new tires. Looks like the Queen got a new hat!
Kodak Kadoka is still feeling a little beat up after riding that low to the ground ram in the rodeo. She had a great run at the races though. You never know what is going to give someone the confidence to do something that is absolutely crazy.
While we were waiting for a good plan, Lav came up with an idea that Murdo Girl fully endorsed. There is a little town west of Murdo that has a lot of buildings, but they’re all going to waste because nobody lives there. Let’s put a stop to such wastefulness. Let’s move in.
So down the road they went. After a busy few days, making a movie, rodeo-ing, and racing, the gang agreed it would be good to have a little R and R in a laid back town.
The 1880 Town
They weren’t kidding when they said laid back! It appeared to the gang it was more like laid out! They would be doing the little town a favor by moving in. It might “liven” things up a little.
Lav: I love my ideas and I love Kevin..and dancing…and wolves.
This is our school where we teach all of the 1880 students of which there are none, so we entertain ourselves.
We take care of the renters at the 1880 Hotel of which there are none, so we go to the bowling alley of which there are none.
I’m the Bank tell all, I mean teller. I take care of the money of which there is none, but I do serve delicious cake.
Lucky: I’m Lucky, the town dog. I love this place! I’m top dog here. The sign says 3 dogs and 9 cats. There are so many rabbits, if you turn around you’ll run into one. Yee Haw!!
What’s the difference between a healthy rabbit and an odd rabbit? One is a fit bunny, and the other’s a bit funny!
How do you catch a unique rabbit? Unique up on it!
How do you know carrots are good for your eyes? Because you never see a rabbit wearing glasses!
So as the sun sets on another central South Dakota evening, the gang is settling into the 1880 Town…And they love, love, love it! How long do you think it will be before they’re asked to leave?
Oh no!! Here comes the tourists!! They look like they’re from Texas!
The Cowboy: That old town sort of reminds me of my childhood
The Phantom Wrangler looks on…He’s probably thinking, “Do I want to face what’s behind me, or a bunch of crazy people?”
(I have no idea what he’s thinking, it’s just a wild guess.)