Friday, August 26, 2011

Rush no More Campground, Sturgis South Dakota Great night with our camp hosts preparing a steak dinner. Yummy
Friends enjoying good eats, food, wine and stories. Judy and Luke outside couple; Becky and Lonnie inside couple.
Tables outside and in with friends busy sharing their day. Nick, Sherrie, Jack and Chuck.

Another quote that just said take me...enjoy life!
We're ready for a bike ride. The George Mickelson Trail :109 miles through bubbling streams, water falls, mines, old railroad buildings, tunnels, green pastures with cattle, area where George Custer shot a grizzly bear and amazing scenery in every direction. No, we didn't do the whole trail...just about 20 glorious miles. The trail is named for George Mickelson, a South Dakota governor who supported its beginning. The trail was a transportation route that was transformed into the Rails to Trails byways. About 100 of the old railroad trestles are still in place. All have been restored along with 4 hard rock tunnels.

Getting ready for the tunnel
The creek kept running. Gosh I learned that by observing the direction the creek was running I could tell if the path was uphill or down. Amazing discovery.
Our fearless leaders. Thank you Jan and Chuck for planning and leading this wonderful bike ride. We loved every minute....even uphill.
These tunnels were amazing. Check out the architecture.
See the land shark entering the tunnel......
Scenery continues
Little birds waiting for mom to bring dinner.
This old time fire engine is not really upside down...Its hanging from the ceiling at the Fire Engine bar in downtown Rapid City.
Dinosaur Park. Had to return...I came here as a child and have many fond memories of this park with seven life size dinosaur replicas.....wait to see the comparison from 60 years ago....I'll post when we get home and I can find the old pics.

Have to wait till I get home to have my grandsons identify the dinosaurs.

Travel is so much fun but oh I do miss you little Violet and all of my grandchildren.

1 comment:

  1. Just caught up with your Blog, Beth. Wonderful pictures of a wonderful time! So glad we had this time together! Hugs, J&C