Archive for July, 2012


Monday was a travel day from the Black Hills to Yellowstone. It is a hike and we took our time and got delayed by road construction through the big horn mountains. We are at a campground just outside of Yellowstone and will be heading to the park today. Will be taking lots of pictures and posting tonight. Days are hot but nights cool down nicely. Dry out here too but maybe that is normal.



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Thought it would be a lot less humid this far west of Dubuque but no such luck.  90’s and very sticky. Drove through  the Badlands, Custer State Park and  Mount Rushmore. Must see tourist sites in this area. Participated in the Rapid City rodeo and took first place in the Bucking Buffalo event and rated top new cowboy.

They want me to come back to Mount Rushmore tomorrow and do a facial plaster cast as the rock sculptor wants a reference as he begins chiseling the new addition to the National monument next to President Lincoln. I wanted to post more pictures but WI-FI connection is poor and having difficulty. Time to call it a night soon. Bye for now.

Disclaimer: Some of the above comments may not be 100% factual and the delusional thoughts of the author.

You can click on below pictures to enlarge.

                                                                                                                                            Crazy Horse monument still under construction.

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Bright and early this Saturday we depart and the plan is to drive to Chamberlain, South Dakota and stop for the night. Maybe farther depending on fatigue and lateness of the day.


 More posts to come as vacation progresses.

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Originally we planned on going to Colorado and following the mountains all the way to Montana but Colorado fires made us change our plans a bit. Now we will be going to the Black Hills in South Dakota, Yellowstone in Wyoming, Glacier National Park in Montana and possibly if time allows, Banff Canada.

I hope to keep blog updated daily when our trip starts.

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