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... was a Sunday and no shops were open until 11am. There are several intersections that have statues of the Presidents on each corner. It is a very pretty town.
We got some money and then headed to Spearfish where will meet with the owner of the house we are staying in. It is a 4 bedroom house that has been recently renovated and we are the first paying guests. It is beautiful. We are staying in the plane room and you can see it gets its name from the artwork in the ...
... highlighting why each of the 4 presidents were chosen and what they had accomplished. Then they light the monument. There is a singing of the National anthem next. The conclusion is an invitation for all past and present service men to join the ranger on stage for the lowering of the flag; afterward she had each man and woman introduce themselves and state the branch of service. It was very moving.
We also got there early enough to tour the museum and ...
... afternoon we drove through Wind Cave National park. National parks are so impressive out here, that they almost look too real... as if they're built on a massive sound stage. We happened upon a LARGE VIOLENT WEDGE BISON sauntering across his patch, so stopped to harrass him with photos, to which he duly showed us what he thought, and pooped.
Through Wind Caves national park is the route to Mount Rushmore. It's quite ...
We woke up to the sun shining - quite a change from the rainy day yesterday. After breakfast I headed over to the pool for my adult lap swim at 8:00 am. I was happy to return to that beautiful pool with the nice warm water. After my swim I peaked over at the Pickleball court but didn't see anyone playing yet. After watching the weather again for signs of rain, we decided to go for it and take the Spyder out for a ride. It felt so good to be riding ...
... the expected forecast of heavy falls overnight.
What a great decision that turned out to be. We made it to mass and back to the RV park without incident. Although the snow was falling very heavily at the time, the church was only four miles away on some back roads that didn't have much traffic. I have to say the drive was once again picture postcard stuff.
Back at the RV Park we were as snug as could be ...
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