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... minerals are another story. So when I see Mt. Rushmore I do think of the great things those four presidents did, but I also ponder those left in the wake of our glorious history. I remember when the Sioux invaded the National Park in 1974 to remind me of this. While I pondered all this, Andrew filled out his junior ranger booklet and the sun disappeared into sinister black clouds. We walked through the fragrant ponderosa pines and over the sparkling mica, ...
... Yellowstone it is big and does have lots of animals to see, and we got close up to bears, bison, and wolves, although Janet never actually stroked them as she did in Alaska. Finally in Yellowstone after asking dozens of Rangers and ancillaries what the name of the Ranger in Yogi bear was we found one who actually knew him. She said he was called Bubu….Americans…..pah. Correct answers will go into a draw for 2 weeks holiday in Tokyo.
Now we are in ...
The following prayer is attributed to Chief Yellow Lark- Lakota Sioux
O Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the winds and whose
breath gives life to all the world, hear me.
I come before you, one of your many children,
I am small and weak, I need your strength and
wisdom. Let me walk in beauty and my eyes
behold the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things you have
made, my ears sharp to hear your voice.
... Cinnamon Girl’ playing in our headsets......it seriously was bike bliss; any and all troubles faded away and for the time being, it was me, the bike, tunes and the rolling green and craggy tops of the Black Hills.
We toured some more and did what is commonly known as ‘Custer’s Loop’ (as in General Custer and his last stand) and we took in the ‘Needles’ Highway, so called for the ...
Headed further into the Black Hills this morning, towards the Mount Rushmore monument
Hit an over-complicated car-park and headed towards the mountain top