Holiday Inn Rapid City - Rushmore Plaza
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... some gospel music. It was very enjoyable. Then we moved back to the campfire around 8:30 pm. We were treated to Paul Larson playing his guitar and singing cowboy tunes. He was really good and I particularly liked when he sang a Roy Rogers ballad which included yodeling. He had a cowboy side kick called Donlee Hewett who recited cowboy poetry and told cowboy jokes. He was a real character and danced around the campfire with comical ...
... the actual blasting and carving work. If you are in the Black Hills you really should come see Crazy Horse - but don't make a special trip just for this. After Mt Rushmore was created several indians decided they wanted to make a monument that showed that they too had heros that should be memorialized on a mountain. So they recruited the carver, Korczak Ziolkowski, to carve Chief Crazy Horse. Korczak had been a carver on Mt Rushmore before he took on ...
... Quite happy we didn't see a rattlesnake!
Had our first hiccup in Winnie today - went around a corner in Rapid City and there was a bang crash in the van - one of the drawers was faulty and flew open and of course it was the drawer with the crockery in it! The drawer itself came off its track and we broke three drinking glasses, two coffee mugs and a plate! Oh well - &$*# happens.
... himself with only a candle to light his way.
From there we drove to Custer State Park and drove 2/3 of the wildlife loop. We saw prairie dogs, herds of buffalo, mule deer, prong horned sheep, and wild burros. The burros were very amusing they walked up and down the road looking into the cars which of course were stopping to take their photos. A pair of them ...
... mounds. The Missouri River is a mighty river….reminds me of the Mississippi. It is the river that Lewis and Clark followed on the expedition west. After that we arrive in the Badlands area, and then the Black Hills. A little bit of everything.
We decided to drive through Badlands National Park again because you always see things you didn’t see before. We took the long way to Rapid City and then headed ...
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