I thought Montana was green? Nothing compared to here. Downfall? GRASSHOPPERS!
Everywhere! I am sooooooooo not a bug person. LOL.
Positives! Beautiful, beautiful country. My GOSH!
But the down side is it makes me sad when I think about the history here. We went to Kevin Costner's "Tatanka" museum and I was speechless. Dances With Wolves is one of my very favorite movies, and to see so much of that movie up close and personal was awesome. But the history that he teaches you . . . my God, what we did to them, and the Indians, and then claimed "victory" just makes you embarrassed to be a "white man". I know, it's history, we cannot change it, but still. . . I have always wished for a way to help the Indians: the people, their culture, their religion, their way of life, their land. We just literally cast them aside. I wish people in high places would focus on our own country, instead of Africa, and Iraq. We have such a need HERE!
OK, I'm done.
Today we are riding through Spearfish Canyon, down through Deadwood, then up to Belle Fourche and back into Wyoming to Alladin and on up to the Devils Tower. Then back to camp and hopefully I am being taken out to dinner tonight. (hint hint). Yesterday Joy and I went antique shopping and I was VERY disappointed. Prices here are almost higher than at home! We each picked up a few things, but no dress forms! The hunt continues!
Tomorrow is all of Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse. I cannot wait!!!!!!!! We will not have nearly enough time here to see it all. But - I am thankful for any time here at all.
What gorgeous country! I am in love!! All the wildlife. The wide open spaces!! All the SKY!!! It has been just a wonderful trip so far!!!
And NOPE! Not a single solitary drop of rain the entire trip!!! WHAT'S WITH THAT?
Don't know when I'll be able to post again. Maybe somewhere in Nebraska on our way down to Colorado.
Everyone take care and I will be in touch!
Signing off - literally - from Sturgis So Dakota! :) Hugs everyone!