Super 8 Spearfish
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Much less was stuffed into today. Here is what happened today.
Little Bighorn - Paul loves history, so he really wanted to see this battlefield. John remembers it as just a field when he came to this years ago. But Paul still wanted to come. We ended up spending over 2 hours here! We listened to a ranger talk (I wish I had more time at …
... 2001. Cut is half mile wide an 1500 feet deep.
From Lead took Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway north to Spearfish. Very scenic. Saw both Roughlock Falls and Bridal Veil Falls.
Ate at hotel and drove 15 miles east on Interstate 90 so Kathy could see Sturgis. This town of 6600 is famous for its Motorcycle Rally in early August. Currently it is a quiet and depressing place. Took a few pictures and went back to Spearfish.
... First of all Crazy Horse died at 34 and was no Ghandi or Nelson Mandela but here he is 200 feet high in a crazy (appropriate) statue started in 1948 and still only a quarter finished, you can’t help feeling it was commissioned to outdo the Mount Rushmore statues only 12 miles away. The techniques of sculpture however are fascinating with dynamite as the prime tool I’m sure Michaelangelo is wincing in his grave. So from here we did the usual tourist trek ...
Touring the Northern Black HIlls.
We drove over to Spearfish, SD from Rapid City, SD. Took about an hour. We were here and all set up by 11:00 AM. OK well we toured Walmart cuz we needed groceries and needed to get a better sewer hose and and Air Purifier. But we did go to the High Plains Heritage Center Museum which I thought was ...
... bear who was climbing the Tower, pursuing seven fleeing princesses.
We spotted plenty of wildlife, including about 10 turkey vultures circling the top looking for prey (apparently, there are snakes, mice and birds living on top of this thing) and of course, the prairie dogs in Prairie Dog Town on the drive out (an attraction all by itself).
Stay tuned for our next report, on the Black Hills of South Dakota, including Deadwood, Mt. Rushmore, and the Jewel Cave!