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Day four started out with going to the Badlands then finally to Mount Rushmore. After we then walked through the town and went to Custer state park where we saw deer , prairie dogs and donkeys. Then after the touring was over we bought a bucket of chicken and played spike all at the pool.
We were up and on the road about 7:30 after a quick breaky at the motel. It was still a little drizzly with the odd heavier shower for most of our drive. Stopped in for a drive through coffee in Sheridan which was a good idea at the time, but then we got caught up in a Memorial Day parade which delayed us a bit. Eventually dodged the roadblocks and …
... of the needle". We went all the way to the top where fire rangers can see forever as they check for forest fires. The elevation was over 7,000 feet! Lots of beautiful scenery going up and coming down!
We went to Crazy Horse which is a kind of new sculpture of Crazy Horse on horseback which will surpass the size of the presidents on Mt. Rushmore. When completed - which won't be in our lifetime - the presidents of Mt. Rushmore would fit in the nose ...
... head butting games. It's hard to believe that bison roamed the plains by the millions until over hunted in the late 1800's and then only about 1,000 remained. Custer has about 1,300 in their herd and watching them gave us a glimpse into the wild plains of the past. Further down the drive we were "accausted" by roadside bandits with long ears. These burros are descendants from a herd that once was a part of a tourist attraction. In ...
The idea of the transcendence of man, that man reaches out beyond sheer rationality, that he is more than merely an intelligent animal, undoubtedly has its roots in Christian anthropology ... "to be created" is a Christian reinterpretation of "to be brought forth," which is a basic character of being already in Greek mythology. - Martin Heidegger
Heidegger can be convoluted, I took out six disgustingly long sentences so as to make the above easier to grasp. To put his ...