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Woke up a little past 6:00am this morning. It's hard for me to sleep when the sun is shining. This is moreso when sleeping in a tent outdoors. Plus, the way the heat has been, I figured I should get an early start before it gets too hot. So I quickly packed up camp.
Stepping back to the night before - I needed to charge my camera battery …
We find the Rod and Gun Campground in Spearfish Canyon, outside of the town of Spearfish. The canyon is another beautiful part of the Black Hills, even Frank Lloyd Wright was captivated by it’s “uniqueness”. The national forest campsite was spartan, but quiet with only three other campsites being occupied. Dark came early in this deep canyon, which was fine with us. It has been a day full of spectacular sights and ...
... thrust up through them, forming lots of seemingly impromptu hills and cliffs. It's very dramatic. The drive up to Mount Rushmore goes through this park, and you have to drive through several one lane tunnels that were literally blasted out of the granite. Through two of these, you can get a preview of Rushmore, framed as you exit the tunnels.
I did visit Mount Rushmore when I was ten, and it left a big impression on me. It was every bit as impressive this time around ...
... for it!!
We shall check in again next most likely from Billings which is where we are staying Tuesday night. I hope that everybody reading this is happy and well and I look forward to catching up sometime from September with you. Cheers Cliff
P.S. Neil, I see Richmond finally had a win after a couple of near misses and if anybody at work reads this mention to Mick Owen that the Sharks didn’t show up against the ...
... the latest and greatest entertainment facility in Deadwood, SD.
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I have uploaded several new pictures of the building and Kenny Roger's performance.
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