Larson's Landing Celebrates a Happy July 4th
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Celebrating the 4th of July on the banks of the Missouri River was more memorable for some this year.
Larson's Landing in Sioux Falls, S.D., after being engulfed with floodwaters last year, is back open for business.
“Who would have thought a year ago,” said Linda Larson.
Now, the Larsons enjoy rows of RVs along the rivers edge, a sight they weren't sure they would see by the 4th of July.
“Even though we said by the Fourth it was kind of looking like maybe that wouldn’t happen,” said Linda Larson.
But, it did. And the Larsons' positive attitude helped them reopen the RV park.
“People come down here for the first time and never know this was all flood. You'd be in water up to your head right now,” said Doug Larson.
While people enjoy the marina, there’s still more work to be done at Larson's Landing. Crews, even on the holiday, work to remove excess sand to make room for three additional RV pads.
“We talk about it being Linda and my park. It belongs to the campers,” said Doug Larson.
The water is gone and the campers are back.
“Isn't this exciting?” said Linda Larson.
A long year for the Larsons who rebuild in hopes to return the smiles of families who enjoy their park.