Okay, I have to tell you we took off last week and took a nine day trip to Sturgis, South Dakota.
Hubby snapping a picture of Mt Rushmore.
I like the way I got him in his Sturgis shirt, with the bike and Mt Rushmore.
Just in case you don't know, Sturgis holds a huge (the biggest?) motorcycle rally each year. Over 450,000 bike show up. It really is the coolest thing to be among that many bikes. The streets of Sturgis are packed with bikes and vendors (719 vendors this year).
|Even me, who's used to motorcycle rallies, was totally shocked seeing the volume of motorcycles in down town Sturgis. They were everywhere!!|
We had a WONDERFUL time in South Dakota, and Wyoming! For people who do not live near these states, these are the nicest people! Not only are the people nice, but the area is BEAUTIFUL!
I wish I had visited these states earlier in life and I would have moved there and raised my kids. I'm seriously thinking of moving - however, it would be hard to get the whole clan to move - and I rather attached to my children and grandchildren.
At any rate, we stayed a place called Suzie's Campground, two miles from Sturgis.
|I like the way many of the signs are made from metal in Wyoming and South Dakota.|
Here's a picture of our rig parked at Suzie's. There motto is "Come as Strangers, Leave as Friends". So true! This was a great place to stay.
|Our Rig. - See the ramp for the motorcycle to be loaded?|
And this was our view from our trailer
|The picture (camera phone) really doesn't do this place justice.|
Oh, just in case you were wondering, the bike made it there just fine. We had the best time ever riding! We didn't feel crowded as we rode because there are plenty of surrounding areas and cities to ride in. We visited Rapid City - where I found a cool quilt shop. Funny how I could see that Quilt Shop a mile away!!
This is home to Pearl Louise. She designs quilt patterns (real cute ones) and fabric too. I course I bought some fabric. I'll show you that in a different post.
We visited Deadwood, where Wild Bill Hickok was killed. Supposedly he was holding the "Dead Man's Hand" while playing poker when he was shot.
And we visited Lead located in the winding roads of the Black Hills. It's a real fun historical town. Calamity Jane lived there.
Black Hills is known for it's beautiful gold jewelry. We took a tour of the factory to see how they make the jewelry. It was very interesting. They add copper and zinc to get the gold in shades of pink and gold.
|A ring we saw - but didn't buy.|
I had no intention of buying anything, but then I found this watch - and at a super good price so I just couldn't resist. I had to take this baby home with me.
We had a great time. I'm not sure which I like most, riding in the Black Hills and hiking to the different waterfalls or just spending nine whole days with my husband.
Well, that's probably enough for today. I'll show you the little bit of sewing I did while riding in the truck tomorrow.
Happy August Sewing,