Best Western Tower West Lodge
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... Over there where my dead lay.' Eye-opening stuff.
Our second stop was Mount Rushmore. It was pretty cool that it was carved out of a mountain, but I'm not sure whether it was because I'd only scene it in movies or something, but it actually looked kind of small. Maybe also because I have the mountains of the Grand Canyon to compare it to, but nevertheless, it was still a very cool and very important part of American ...
... led the 7th Cavalry on a charge at an overwhelming number of Lakota and Cheyenne warriors who were going about their traditional lives quite peacefully, in an effort to force them to move to a reservation in a neighbouring state. Custer didn't expect the ferocity of the defence and Custer, his officers and 260 of his soldiers were wiped out on a hill in what is now known as Custer's Last Stand.
Although the Lakota won the battle, it was the beginning of the end, as the ...
Today I went into the first of what should be 20 states of the US that I haven't entered before. But that was a good 200+ miles after I set out from Columbus... and we have pics of the journey to discuss... though the beginning of my travelling day was delayed by having to check out some salt flat race cars...
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... August. Oh well, we will just have to come back!
We went back to Pokeys and Ric had a couple of drinks with us before leaving to take care of his dogs at home. We stayed and were really looked after by Rachel, the bar manager. We also got talking to a few young people and this was interesting as we talked about the education system and apprenticeships etc. Things are so different over here. One of ...
... main street. We stopped in the Adams Museum and learned about the (mostly exaggerated) legendary first citizens of Deadwood. We even had a beer in the Old Saloon No. 10, where Wild Bill Hickock was shot in the back by a sore loser during a poker game (actually the real saloon burned down and this one relocated down the street, but they still do have the chair he supposedly was sitting in). Just as we left Deadwood, the ...