Rushmore Express Keystone
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... wasn't what happened.
First thing you should know, seeing pictures of this sculpture does not give you a correct sense if its scale. And strangely, it is both bigger AND smaller than I thought it would be. I know that is hard to understand. Probably because it is hard to write about.
I sat and looked at the shadows crossing over the four faces in ...
... along the way...). Simply put, Wall Drug is a souvenir store on steroids. It has dozens of little craft shops and activities that are all western themed. You can buy your cowboy boots and hats, little wooden figurines of buffalo, as well as painting and posters of South Dakota's landscape. When you're hungry, you can stop by the restaurant for a meal. Lots to look at, and plenty of shopping. For being in the middle of ...
... was no good water in the area. Also, thieves hid from posses in the valleys. Now you know the rest of the story.
Since we were in the vicinity the next stop was at the world famous Wall Drugs in Wall, South Dakota. It is a rather amazing story of how it became so famous ( and now so large). In 1931 Ted and Dorothy Hustead bought a small pharmacy in Wall. It struggled for several years and in 1936 they were about to call ...
... honored (good history lesson for us all), singing of the national anthem while the mountain was being lit and concluding with all military veterans assembling on stage for the lowering of the American flag for the day. There were several hundred people attending the 45 minute ceremony-very inspiring.
We literally dropped into bed about 10:15PM and were soon sound asleep. Another busy day is scheduled. This trip is more tiring than the adult trips we ...
Our friends, Cathy and Gary, left this morning. We were sorry to see them go - we had such a good time while they were here. We had a big rain storm about 3:30 am and it rained and the thunder rolled until noon. So I skipped my swimming but Murray got some Pickleball in, in ...