FUN-travel: Black Hills, SD – Custer State Park

August 8, 2018 by · Comments Off on FUN-travel: Black Hills, SD – Custer State Park 

Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway – 2nd  leg – Wildlife Loop Road in Custer State Park

  • One of the largest state parks and famous for its bison herd…

…a variety of wildlife, scenic drives…& historic sites…

Where the Buffalo Roam!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…encompassing 18 miles of open grasslands and pine-speckled hills.

FUN-fact – This was President Coolidge’s 1927 “Summer White House.”

More FF – Custer is South Dakota’s largest and first state park, named after Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer.

 

FUN-travel: Black Hills, SD – Mt Rushmore & Loop Drive

August 6, 2018 by · Comments Off on FUN-travel: Black Hills, SD – Mt Rushmore & Loop Drive 

  • Mt Rushmore – iconic 60-foot sculpted granite featuring faces…

…of presidents Abraham Lincoln, George Washington…

…Thomas Jefferson & Theodore Roosevelt…

…symbolizes the ideals of freedom, democracy & the American dream.

…17 miles long from Mt Rushmore to Custer State Park…

…includes tight hairpin curves, spiral “pigtail” bridges…

…3 single lane tunnels & redefined what a road could be.

FUN-fact – South Dakota conservationist, Governor and U.S. Senator Peter Norbeck wanted to share the unspoiled beauty of the Black Hills with others. But it was of utmost importance to him to do it responsibly. The result is a 68-mile series of twisting roads that carefully tiptoe through the Harney Range of the central Black Hills, leaving very little impact on the surrounding environment.

FUN-travel: 78th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally – Day 2

August 5, 2018 by · 2 Comments 

Today’s Treat

  • Custom Harley Davidson…

…John Dillinger Edition…

…includes a Derringer Pistol inlaid in each of the foot rests…

…replica of a safe dial lock on the gas tank encircled with bullets…

…& a black leather seat with oxford shoe stitching…

…are just three of many features…

…that makes it truly one of a kind to say the least!

FUN-travel: 78th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

August 3, 2018 by · Comments Off on FUN-travel: 78th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 

  • Friday, August 3rd – We Arrived at 11 am…

…to streets filled with the sights & sounds…

…of major motorcycle muscle.

And the Bigger the Better…

…were the Rulers of Road.

 

 

FUN-travel: Mesmerizing Monument Valley, UT

June 18, 2018 by · Comments Off on FUN-travel: Mesmerizing Monument Valley, UT 

  • Iconic symbol of the American West…

…& sacred heart of the Navajo Nation…

…isolated deep red mesas and buttes…

…surrounded by empty…

…orange sandy desert.

  • 17 mile dirt road…

…criss-crosses through sculpted rock formations…

…soaring 400 to 1,000 feet above the valley floor.

  • Ancestral spirits infuse the rugged…

…disruptive landscape that feels foreign.

  • Our full moon…

…at the end our trip…

…was another portentous sign…

…like our full rainbow in Jackson Hole.

Sunset Serendipity Surprise…

…left the room…

…to see the sunset…

…and was blown away…

…by what I found…

…the chanting…

…dancing

…and meditative music…

…made for a truly memorable night!

FUN-fact – The majestic Monument Valley landscape has been the backdrop for more than sixteen movies.

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