Saturday, June 16, 2012

Another beautiful day in the Black Hills

We awoke to a beautiful crisp 45 degree day after it rained off and on all night. We are still trying to get adjusted to mountain time so we are ready for bed way before it gets dark then we are up at 4:00 am mountain time. I am not sure we will ever adjust to the time or the air. I know we are both over weight but the air is so thin here we cannot get a really good deep breath. We have decided we may need oxygen while we are here. LOL

Since it is my sweet husbands birthday today he decided what we were going to do! Our first stop was Crazy Horse Memorial which we really enjoyed. The original sculptor was a strong believer in free enterprise and he felt Crazy Horse should be built by the interested public and not the taxpayer. He turned down federal funding on two occasions. Since his death his wife and seven of his ten children work with the Board of Directors to ensure progress is still being made. Since there is still no other funding it is a long slow process. They made us many promises, more than I can remember- They never kept but one; they promised to take our land, and they took it!   Red Cloud, Lakota 1891

We then took a stroll down Hill City, which is a small town with lots of novelty shops on both sides of the road. The only we bought was ice cream which we did not need but really enjoyed. YUM, YUM

We decided to visit Prairie Berry Winery, a local winery that started five generations ago and they  make all their wines on site. We wanted to purchase a bottle of  Red Ass Rhubarb Wine mainly for the name.  Instead of just buying that bottle they had a wine tasting room and you could taste up to five different wines. Since we both love our wine we couldn't turn that down, about an hour later we left with more than one bottle of wine.

Who knows what we will get into tomorrow!

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