Grand Gateway Hotel
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... Indian people, and "show the white man that the red man has great heros too". In 1948 Korczak began his life's work (and the life's work of most of his 10 children too) and the Crazy Horse Memorial was born. The visitor's centre has some fascinating facts and history about Crazy Horse, the story of the American Indian, and the sculpting of the memorial. Definitely worth a visit! We headed to Mount Rushmore (with an escort of what sounded like 500 ...
... and spotted some buffalo beard hair on the ground. He gave that to Will who was in the front seat with him. While over by the prairie dogs we saw some pronghorn deer on the hillside. They can run amazingly fast. In the jeep, Matt had a horn from a pronghorn. Their horns are made of really tightly compacted hair - kind of like dreadlocks!
After our jeep ride with Matt, he took us over to the Cowboy cookout. It was fun ...
... face across to the end of the cheek and a little into the mane of the horse. It began in June of 1948 by sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski. He passed away in 1982 but his wife continued to manage the foundation and several of his ten children have continued the work. It is funded by private donations as Korczak didn't want any government money because with the money comes government regulations.
We went on through the Black Hills Park and got to ...
... don't get there for the "5 o'clock seating," the wait can be up to an hour and a half so that's why I think the mad dash occurred when the doors open - so people don't have to endure the long wait to get a table.
The other "surprise" about this restaurant was that they only have two options on the menu - a vegetarian option or a bacon wrapped filet mignon! We both opted for the filet and had a nice meal. Their dessert menu had more options than their dinner menu ...
... br> Finally after a long day we had a relaxing dinner with Mary's cousin Nancy from California and her husband Steve. They are on a 3 month journey through Canada and the US, in their camper. I have a feeling a book may be in their future. Since we missed them when we were in California it was great to get to see them here.
Well that's it for now. We're off to Mt. Rushmore. Stay tuned.
Angelo and Mary.