South Dakota- Spearfish/Deadwood/Sturgis Stopped at this cool little diner in Spearfish Canyon VERY 50’s-60’s! And GREAT BBQ to boot! Came across these falls along the way, very nice. Very lush & beautiful! Really nothing picture worthy in Spearfish or Deadwood, but nice scenery along the way. The most famous bar in Sturgis (I’m told) They were bored so had a motocross going on in their parking lot and the adjacent streets. Downtown Sturgis (with the obligatory Harley’s of course!) The Sturgis campground ( we didn’t stay there) Motorcycle Museum (closed) Jan liked this building. Gee, I wonder why?!? on to mount rushmore We went to Mount Rushmore and were greeted by this LONG line (After all, it was the 4th of July!) So we decided on a drive by shot instead! Photo Crop is great! Profile shot of Washington custer state park On the way to the park we stopped at a KOA for a break and Jan had to have a picture of these flowers. We also saw this “Great View” spot and I had to see it! Yes, I actually drove up the narrow dirt road to an observation tower at the top. Kind of scary but so worth the view. We had lunch at the Blue Bell Lodge in the park; very cool old lodge. Nice bar stools, don’t you think? On to the park; and a Bison jam! We were stuck for 45 minutes while the Bison decided where they wanted to go! Crazy people not only got out of their cars, they let their toddlers be out there within 25 yards of them! Alone! We’re supposed to stay at least 50-100 yards from them, but apparently they weren’t cc’d on that memo! the badlands of south dakota A truly amazing place! So vast and, in it’s own way, beautiful!