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... coal industry of those states. However, we have NEVER seen anything like this before.
We finally saw a head of antelope (I know you will be happy with that news, Rhonda!) as we were getting close to Gillette, Wyoming which we passed at 12:30. That town looks quite prosperous. Stopping in Upton, Wyoming, we had a light lunch in Mufasa...and saw yet another herd of antelope just after leaving that town!
Here is the Deja Vu ...
... landing back on Hwy 16 to Rapid (as the locals call it). We picked up some groceries at Walmart and pointed the bike home. Hart Ranch had three forms of entertainment that appealed to us tonight. First there were free S'mores around the campfire while the kids rode the "train". Then at 7:00 pm in Shelter A, there was musical entertainment provided by Dan and Julie. They sang selected songs from the fifties and sixties and ...
... the center of Deadwood to find a restaurant. By now it was 9:00 PM. We were tired and hungry. The motel owner recommended a restaurant above a casino...well, every single store in Deadwood has a casino. Crazy! It took awhile, but we found it. Luck was with us again. We had a fantastically delicious meal there...and I can't remember the name of the place!
The next morning was perfect for coffee and a muffin at the picnic table in the ...
... Yay!!!!! The Black Hills are home to lots and lots of rock formations, most of which are climbable (except for those directly behind the monument). We found a sunny little crag and had a load of fun doing several climbs on this long wall. Got my fix for the week!
So, the Black Hills didn't produce any raccoons for us, but it is one beautiful little corner of this predominantly prairie state. It is a sacred home to the Lakotas, and well worth visiting.
... which is a carving in Georgia celebrating the Confederacy. He left the project after a disagreement with some of the project backers.
Borglum worked on Mount Rushmore for 14 years, and was still working on it when he passed away in 1941. His son, who had also been involved in the project for virtually his entire life, spent another season working on the carving after his father's death, but left the project as it as after that. The original carving ...