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... but doable. On Hwy 25 S we drove past Glendora State Park which offers camping and all kinds of water activities including boating and fishing. At one higher elevation we had a glimpse of the Rocky Mountains in the distance until they disappeared behind the Wyoming horizon. In Wyoming there are many remnants of the Oregon Trail but near the town of Guernsey there were 4' deep ruts gouged into the rock going up a hill. This was ...
... on Rushmore measure about 60 feet. It's quite an operation, all with private funds and absent government money. We were there so long absorbing the exhibits that our we didn't make it to Sturgis after all. Perhaps another time. Next year is the 75th anniversary of the motorcycle rally. Hmmm!
When we got "home" it was time to get set up to hit the road Saturday morning. All in all, it was hard to leave: lots of interesting things to see!
Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln have their faces carved into the
mountain. It not until you get here and walk through the avenue of the State
flags and look up and see what an unbelievable vision was had to undertake such
We watched the history presentation, and did the walking
tour around the various exhibits, a ...
... in the audience go to the stage and take down the flag. There were probably 40 of them.
Our hotel for the night was a Quality Inn that is adequate but doesn't have a gym. (steak for dinner and no gym, I am in the dog house!) The plan for Tuesday is to drive to Cody WY via Sturgis, South Dakota where there is an annual Laconia-like bike week in August. Bill wants to scope it out for a future trip.
... Once we were all packed up we drove past Mount Rushmore to get one last glimpse. There were cones set up everywhere and park rangers were patrolling every entrance. In the midst of the chaos of tourists stopping to look at the monument we saw 2 mountain goats. Without a plan we decided to stop for breakfast in town. We met a few people and what should have been a 30min breakfast turned into an hour and half. A gentlemen by the name of Matt was ...