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Homeward Bound Continues...

On our way to Mt. Rushmore, I realize if I detour a little I can drive right through Sturgis, and it is day 1 of Bike Week. I changed the route because who doesn't want to see what Sturgis looks like Bike Week 1st hand? Some people think they can experience things online, live web cams, pictures - it's NOT the same. I promise, if you get out and experience something, it will NOT be the same as seeing it live online! I love motorcycles, so to say it was a really cool experience would be an understatement. It was awesome. We did NOT get out, because - COVID 19, but I did roll the windows down. The thunder of the bikes, the music, the vibe was fantastic - maybe not smart, but it's not my place to judge. In these times we have to do what is best for us, and that is different for everyone. Anyway, we then made our way to Mt. Rushmore, which amazes me every time I go. When we got there, it was about 5pm, raining cats and dogs, and then began hailing, right after I told the lady at the gift shop it was hailing the last time I was there. Because of COVID 19, only so many people were allowed inside, the awning outside was not very big, everyone was soaked. We also discovered there is a downstairs with an amphitheater, along with an educational center and another gift shop (which was closed). We were the only ones down there and got some good (wet) pictures. Alex has collected National Park and Monument coins since he was little, but they were in the downstairs gift shop, so I told him we'd come back in the morning. I found a KOA in Custer (as we were leaving) near the Crazy Horse Monument and this time we stayed in a Kamping Kabin. We ordered from a local restaurant (shout out to the "Buglin' Bull") and had the BEST burgers on gluten free buns! Score for Custer! Bikers were everywhere, every place was packed, so we ordered, went in, picked it up, and went back to our Kabin. There was no social distancing out there, very few people had masks (we wore ours EVERYWHERE), so we kept to ourselves. There were deer everywhere, and I was still sensitive, and referred to them as those little bastards. But, it was a beautiful town.



The picture of "A Place Of Shelter" is at a rest stop, the picture to the left is in the Black Hills, which are gorgeous, and I can absolutely see why people settled here! In the rain, Mt. Rushmore looks like it is crying, when we went back the next day the mountain looked completely different. Crazy Horse is taking forever to complete, however, the museum has beautiful letters and artifacts and is quite educational. The downstairs at Mt. Rushmore is beautifully done with short educational videos. Custer has painted buffalo, all different designs. This was one of my favorite! And check out that BURGER!!! Delicious!


The picture of "A Place Of Shelter" is at a rest stop, the picture to the left is in the Black Hills, which are gorgeous, and I can absolutely see why people settled here! In the rain, Mt. Rushmore looks like it is crying, when we went back the next day the mountain looked completely different. Crazy Horse is taking forever to complete, however, the museum has beautiful letters and artifacts and is quite educational. The downstairs at Mt. Rushmore is beautifully done with short educational videos. Custer has painted buffalo, all different designs. This was one of my favorites! And check out that BURGER! Delicious!


None of the above was part of my "plan". This is why I travel by the seat of my pants. This is why I leave wiggle room. You just don't know what adventures might be waiting for you! Thank you for joining me on this journey. Have a beautiful day!


PS - Alex got his coins in the morning at Mt. Rushmore! Going back - totally worth it, great view and added to his collection!

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