I don’t mean to sound snobbish, but what was I thinking? Taking a drive around the Mount Rushmore area on a Saturday!! I just wasn’t using my head. I am not exactly antisocial, but I don’t like hoards of people and try very hard to avoid them. Have always been more in favor of small, quiet, places rather than the more popular spots.
Today was an especially crowed day up on the mountain. When we do the touristy thing, we usually try to do them through the week rather than on the week end. I mean there were cars in front of me, cars behind me, and every time I tried to pull over for a picture there was no place to park. I thought maybe this late in the year, we might squeak by today, but it wasn’t to be.
This is actually about our 4th trip to South Dakota, so we aren’t missing anything. In June of 08 we visited here and saw Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park, and Bear Country USA. In my opinion Bear Country is by far the most fun. If you would like to read what I wrote at the time, click on Winter Wander Land. It will be on page 5, the 25th, 26th, 27th, and 28th of June-08. I have a couple of pictures I took today and a couple from 2 years ago that I will share with you.
I want to take this time to welcome my little sister, Jean to my followers list. She has been a loyal reader from day one when we left our stix and brix
We started the morning with a very good breakfast at the Roundup Cafe. Just a little hole in the wall, but delicious food, and plenty of it.
After we were through eating we had to stop and fill up with diesel. That was a shock! It is $3.01 a gallon here, and even higher in Rapid City. We got it in Buffalo, Wyoming the other day for $2.73 a gallon.
We then headed for Rapid City to do a little grocery shopping at Safeway. I was not impressed with this store. A lot of things that I can normally find at Safeway, I couldn’t find today. It won’t be long and I will be back to my Kroger store.
We did get to see a small group of Big Horn Sheep today, but of course there was too much traffic to stop and get a picture.
I need to get off of here and get caught up on the blogs that I read. Stay safe….