If you don’t have too much time and want to see a lot, the Black hills area is fantastic. So much to see and so much history involved. A few years ago we shared a trip with Ted & Peggy (nephew & wife) and Dick & Kat in their motor home. It was a very pleasant trip. Ted & Peg rode with and drove Dick’s Bounder. They spent the night with us. We also made the trip with Sonny and Collette. Then once just Sherry & I.
From NC, we drove thru TN, KY, IL, MO TO GET TO South Dakota. You laugh as you travel seeing signs for ‘Wall Drug’ I was reminded of my child hood when you saw signs all the time ‘SEE ROCK CITY’. So we had to see Wall Drug.
(Every year the theme is different, those pictures are created by colored corn on the cob)
But first was the Corn Palace, then the well known ‘Bad Lands’.
Just thru the Badlands is Wall Drug. The largest Drugstore in the world. A very unique experience, good coffee for 5 cents a cup. HUGE place.
Welcome to Wall, South Dakota. Sherry on one of the many tough horses she rode!!! There is also a huge Jackalope and a fire breathing Dinosaur.
Leaving Wall Drug you head toward Rapid City, SD. Close by is Deadwood, SD. Where in Saloon #10 Will Bill Hickok was shot dead. He is buried in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
Me at the grave, Calamity Jane is buried beside him.
Next on the swing is Lead, SD and the largest Gold mine in the world. Now closed down.
Bad picture, but those are roads going down into the giant hole, looks like it was a mile deep. ha.
Next you can see Mt. Rushmore. The work headed by Gutzon Borglum.
Ok, I have to switch to the trip with Colette and Sonny, I cannot find the pictures of the other trip.
Notice all the broken stone carved and let fall. Did you know the original plans was to carve them full bodied? They just decided to quit. (Money I think)
Drive on down the road, you must see Crazy Horse. This monument is being financed strictly by private donations. No Federal money, the Indian nations for some reason (?) don’t trust the gov’t. (wonder why?)
The model in front the carving in the back ground. on the right is a night blasting.
There are many more sights here, but time is running out (word wise).
Thanks for coming by the log.
To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail.
1948 Chev. Fleetline.
This car was brand new when Korczak Ziółkowski, started Crazy Horse. As of today only the face and arm are near completion but so far it is a beautiful work.