Monday, June 14, 2010

I Have No Idea How Many Miles On Sunday!

The Husband and I slept late on Sunday morning. We checked out of the Deadwood motel by 11am and then had a great breakfast.

We drove to the historic Mount Moriah Cemetery for a walking tour.
This cemetery is famous for being the final resting place of Wild Bill Hickcock and Calamity Jane.
Wild Bill's bust:
Calamity Jane's marker, located next to Wild Bill.
We walked in this cemetery for quite a long time. It is very large and the inclines are very steep. It is situated above the town of Deadwood and it was quite surreal on this cool, rainy morning.
We left the cemetery and made our way to the Crazy Horse Memorial. Even though it is not finished (after 60 years of work), it is still very impressive. And the dedication of the sculptor's family to continue his work is impressive. I would recommend you visiting it if you ever have the opportunity.

The entire time we've been in SD, it's been rainy, foggy and cool. Temperatures ranging from 45-55 degrees. This was the best picture we could get of Crazy Horse as it is today:
This is the model of what he will look like eventually.
Hopefully, it won't take the family another 60 years to finish this sculpture!

After leaving Crazy Horse, we drove to Rapid City, SD and checked into the Hotel Alex Johnson. It was a pretty nice place. We ate dinner at Botticelli Ristorante that evening. The food was very good and our waiter was quite entertaining.

Another great day on our "See the USA" tour!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for taking the time to blog about this. I love seeing these pictures. These are things I'll probably never see "in the real," as my sweet Lucy calls it.