As we headed from Denver to Sturgis we went through even more states which thrilled me! These were places I never thought I would get to go. Wyoming is beautiful. Then on up through the Black Hills and Deadwood-I couldn’t even wrap my brain around all the history in the area, I was awed to be in this little town where so many others had gone before me and so much history was made. The Black Hills really did appear black, I could see where they got their name. I wanted to get out and just roam through all the wilderness, but that was not meant to be at this time. I hope to travel out that way again and spend some time wandering around a bit.
Before I knew it we were in Sturgis, South Dakota. We drove through a small town that was bustling with activity in preparation for the well-known motorcycle rally. Tents were going up, inventory was being unpacked, stages were being erected and we headed on out of town to the Legendary Buffalo Chip which would be our home for a while. They had pre-rally shows scheduled so we were going to get settled in a very quiet and empty campground that very quickly became full. The rv was parked on a outer loop and when I would step out the door and look to my left there was Bear Butte-a beautiful sight but with my immature sense of humor and some twists in spelling and pronunciation it became bare butt. I am sometimes very juvenile for my age. It became the first thing we would see every morning and the last thing we would see before we went to bed-the Butte not the butt that is.
We met so many great people out there, and thanks to today’s internet we can still keep in touch with. There was a constant hubbub of activity and a lot of miles walked-I purchased a pair of Ariat Cowboy boots before I left, good sturdy working boots that looked cute-I must have put 30 miles (just on that trip) on those things and they are still going strong! I love those boots-infact they are going to Wisconsin with us this week. They go on all our travels. Then one day while we were there our friends Pepper and Lumpy called me –I was thrilled- those boots walked me the couple miles right out to the front bar to see them. It was so good to sit and visit with Ohio friends – and if you are in Lima, Ohio stop in the Avalon Bar and say hello to them.
I have many more stories about Sturgis but that will be for another time. Till next week-
And a special thanks to Symphony and Randee for making this possible for us and for sharing their home with us!