Sundance wasn't much. This was on the way to Devil's Tower.
There beside one of the parking lots was this fellow talking about Indian life. Very interesting.
There were three climbers. One down near the base who seemed to be trying to decide if he was going to climb. There was a fellow about a third of the way up.
The third climber was about 2/3s of the way up. I really need that new 12x zoom, 5 mp camera so you can see them better.
Spearfish was an interesting town. We had lunch at a coffee shop kind of place, Interesting and good. Camille went antiquing and I did a survey of truck drivers. My initial impression was that all the pickup trucks were driven by women.
As an aside, bumper sticker seen on a Dodge Cummins One Ton 4x4 like mine at a filling station: "No, it's not my boyfriend's truck."
More detailed survey revealed that the sissy trucks (1/2 Ton) were about evenly divided between men and women, but about 2/3s of the big 3/4 & 1 ton trucks were driven by women.
On to Spearfish Canyon that was interesting and enjoyable.
Lead, Central City and Deadwood are three old mining towns that have been resurrected as tourist/gambling meccas. Lead and Central City didn't seem to be much. Deadwood on the other hand was a large intense tourist town.
Interesting rock formations enroute to Rushmore.
We had dinner at Rushmore. While we were eating it started raining. We were very lucky the whole trip, weather didn't interfere with what we wanted to do. The rain cleared in time for the lighting ceremony.
We met up with the Fassolds while we were touring the museum and waiting for the festivities to start.
Is that Alex in a ranger suit?
Looks a lot like Alex.
Nope, not nearly as pretty. She was the master of ceremonies for the lighting ceremony. A couple of times she sang - without any music. She was good.
The ceremony was inspiring.