Although we didn't plan on being in the middle of
Sturgis Rally Week,
that's where we ended up.
and tens of thousands of
We really just wanted to see these guys.
And we DID see them!
They are impressive,
and though I enjoyed
I was more interested in
reading about how they were sculpted from the granite
and the tools that were used to do it.
How one man with an idea
got together with the sculptor
and they put their heads together
and said "we can do this!"
One sculptor and a team of men,
with ordinary tools...
it blows my mind.
trust me, they're up there!
As impressive as this feat was,
it paled in my book,
compared to the natural beauty that surrounds it.
One of our most scenic days by far was the day
we drove through Custer State Park
to get to the Mt. Rushmore site.
Breathtaking beauty up close and personal!
The eye of the needle...
I know now why this is such a magnet for bikers...
The scenery is awesome, the air is cool and clear, and the roads are winding and curvy...
We tried to fit in,
but the only leather between us was Jim's white tennis shoes!
I had bought a do-rag at a truck stop along the way,
but it was just not that flattering,
and you know how fussy I can be about that!
No pictures of that nonsense...you know what they say,
what happens in Sturgis, stays in Sturgis!
We just did silly things that tourists do...
I'm not sure that was flattering either! ;)
Back in Hill City, where we spent our nights
away from the roar of tens of thousands of Harleys,
these two were enjoying a little peace and quiet
Do you realize how noisy tens of thousands of Harleys are???
Bone rattlin noisy!
As much as I hated to leave this beauty behind,
I must confess
I was starting to get homesick...
and sick of riding around in a truck!
The road called out again,
and this time,
we would really be headed for home!
Next stop...Mitchell, South Dakota!
Who knew SD had so much to see and do???