The things I mentioned yesterday in prep for moving is not that much in time. And yes sometimes we make a mistake. Yesterday we got a call from the last site. I had dropped my little note book I carry in my shirt pocket. We will go back to pick it up.
(From our Picture Window)
Travels have allowed us to see some BIG tourist attractions also. Just down the road from Deadwood, where Wild Bill is buried on Mt. Moriah, is this huge hole in the ground. It is 8,240 feet deep. Yes, it is a mine. Located in Lead (pronounced Leed), SD. Do you know what was mined out of this huge hole?
(Those ridges are roads going down into the hole)
Just down the road is Mount Rushmore carved by Gutzon Borglum. We have the faces of four Presidents. Originally the carvings were supposed to show the men from the waist up, but the project ran out of money. Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson of course are there, who are the other two?
a. Abe & Franklin Roosevelt
b. Franklin Roosevelt & Theodore Roosevelt
c. Abe & Theodore Roosevelt
d. Abe and Hoover
If you go on down the road a few more miles you find a carving in progress. Started in 1948 by Korczak Ziolkowski. He died in 1982 and his wife Ruth continues the project. Do you recognize the project and who is going to be riding that horse on that mountain?
(The white figure is how the final product will look)
a. Chief Joseph
c. Chief Sitting Bull
d. Crazy Horse
These attractions and places of interest are in the Black Hills of South Dakota. In this area is also Custer State Park a beautiful area of wild life and unique rock formations. We were there just after the winter and the animals were losing their winter coats.
Thanks for traveling along with us again, traveling is fun.
PSa. 1. b. GOLD
2. c. Abe & Theodore Roosevelt
3. d. Crazy Horse
1955 Plymouth, I remember thinking that paint job is great.
Statement heard when this car was new:
'I'm afraid to send my kids to the movies any more..
Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with saying
DAMN in GONE WITH THE WIND,
It seems every new movie has either HELL or DAMN in it.