Fairfield Inn Spearfish
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The boys on the bikes decided to go for a ride to Crazy Horse Monument, so we all tagged along. The roads were really busy and it took us quite some time to arrive.
We all had a bit of a look around and then we head back home. It was quite late when we arrived at the Sports Bar and Grill in Spearfish for dinner. We all had a fun time with Monti entertaining us with some jokes.
... with play dough to squeeze out different textures. Many people view this with religious ties, so there were prayer clothes tied in trees by the tower. Paul and I took a hike all around the base of the tower. It felt good to walk around after being in a car for a while. And thankfully it didn't rain while we were here. It looked like it was going to while we were driving up to the tower. But it didn't!
... We got some free tourist info, parked near the historic precinct and went for a walk. We took in a free gunfight show in front of the historic Franklin hotel before meandering to the "No.10 Saloon" to see Wild Bill Hickock meet his maker. It was all good fun, and he wasn't too badly hurt by that slug to the head as I got a pic of him and I together as well as a nice one with me and a waitress/bargirl/floozy before we headed back to the hotel for the night.
... meet with Karl, Vicki and Julie who were in the Jack Daniels bar - the sights you see are unbelievable - it appears it's ok to wear paint and little else.
We spotted Jamey's group of bikes but could not find them so left a note on their bikes wishing them well as we leave tomorrow for Sioux Falls - it's a very big ride!!!
Back to pack, organise the domestic washing thing and laze about. We had ...
... First of all Crazy Horse died at 34 and was no Ghandi or Nelson Mandela but here he is 200 feet high in a crazy (appropriate) statue started in 1948 and still only a quarter finished, you can’t help feeling it was commissioned to outdo the Mount Rushmore statues only 12 miles away. The techniques of sculpture however are fascinating with dynamite as the prime tool I’m sure Michaelangelo is wincing in his grave. So from here we did the usual tourist trek ...