Holiday Inn Express Custer
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... and Gary waited in line at 3:30 pm for the doors to open for the 5:00 pm dinner. By 4:30 pm the place was bursting at the seams and spilling out into the street with people anticipating this mouth watering meal. It was quite an experience and everyone was joking around and laughing - all this for a $9.99 six oz filet! We were stuffed when we left. We caught the 6:45 pm ...
... June 26, exploring two areas with iconic sculptures - Crazy Horse and The Presidents on Mt. Rushmore. The focus of the Crazy Horse Memorial seemed to be more about the sculptor than Crazy Horse...a bit so at Rushmore, too. Granted, the artists were almost larger than life themselves in their ambition and devotion to works that must have seemed wildly impossible at the outset. The Crazy Horse Memorial has been entirely privately funded. ...
... became a millionaire. My thought? He should have just skipped the gold mining and been a poker shark!
There were other interesting things we learned about gold mining. It was the blacksmith who was the richest in town because the miners required a very special starburst shaped tool to drill the rock and each one melted within 90 seconds. There were 12 mines in the area and 6 hours a day or mining or so. That adds up to a lot of starburst ...
... of the future to gain an appreciation of what had happened here in long past.
This day had already been incredible, but I wasn't done. It was time to hit the woods and go for a little hike back at Custer State Park. On the way back, I got to drive through some blowing snow which was fun, but the scenery was beautiful. The hike I did was a nice 3-mile tester called the Lovers Leap Trail. The trail climbs to the top of some rocky heads where an old ...
... in Custer, South Dakota every summer. We set ourselves up in our motel and dashed off amidst the roaring and rumbling of Harley Davidsons to see a few of the founding fathers, and Teddy Roosevelt too, carved into rocks of Mount Rushmore. A beautiful drive through the back roads of the Black Hills, through under one lane tunnels winding through forested and rocky paths, and we caught a glimpse of the magnificent presidential carvings on the ...
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