Larry & Lee Ann's Journey travel blog

Collen, Chris, Lou & me in the new room addition at Collen's....

View from their front door...They own 15 of the bison in town...

A small part of the crowd gathering for music/fireworks!

Pretty sky off to my right...

The fireworks were awesome again this year!

Good time with good friends!

On our way to rescue our friend Terry...

Beautiful country out here!

Nice spot for a Boy Scout Camp...

Mama & her twins???

My buddy Joyce loves red barns so this one's for Joyce!

Sure would love to snuggle with these two :)

The talented & very preety Jody Tennyson. Love listening to her :)

One of many decorated bison located downtown on US 16A...

Trevine is performing his part of the song while Larry stands by...

Frank, Larry & Brad enjoying themselves at the Naked Winery...

Jim, Me & Larry...

Brad & Bonnie, playing to a large crowd this evening...

Frank Gregg was hosting Open Mic...

Pretty sky while waiting for fireworks to start! Hope you all enjoyed...


It's been a busy week since I last posted. We've attended several musical events here in town because most of our 'local' friends are musicians! There are a couple of new venues open this year and it is keeping Custer hopping. Different types of music though, so it's all good! We enjoy the variety.

I hope you all had an enjoyable July 4th. We certainly did. We were downtown for a couple of hours enjoying the 'Old Time Country Fourth' events and then returned home in time to set up the table for the BBQ'd ribs we'd started earlier before friends arrived for a bite to eat. Dan & Gwen, Dick & Lou and Brad & Bonnie contributed some delicious side dishes & we enjoyed visiting and eating before we all headed over to Pageant Hill for music and the evenings fireworks display. We actually viewed the fireworks at our friend's home. Jim & Colleen's place is adjacent to Pageant Hill & is the perfect viewing spot for the fireworks every year. A large group of friends gather there each year & it is a PARTY!

Sunday it rained much of the day & late in the afternoon we got a call that our friend Terry was stranded on a dirt road about 16 miles out of town. Apparently he'd hit a rock & took out his transmission pan. So, we purchased a gallon of fluid & off we went. It rained pretty hard most of the way & took us a while to get there but we enjoyed the trip. Terry was very glad to see us when we arrived & it didn't take long before we got him back on the road again. We're thinking we might take that same drive again but go even a bit further to the lake at the end. We'll see how that goes, perhaps later this week. We arrived back home in time to watch the final hour of the Women's World Cup Soccer game. Final score 5-2 in case you missed it! Way to go USA!!!!

Monday we hung out at home, watched a bit of TV, napped, made dinner & visited with a couple of friends that stopped by. Today we enjoyed a burger at the new location of the Black Hills Burger & Bun, voted one of the top 10 burger joints in the country by Trip Advisor last year. It is still as good as ever! I enjoyed the daily special 'the deli'. It was a burger topped with cheese, pastrami, Cole slaw & dijonnaise. Delicious! We then went across the street to Way Park where this years 'Singin' In The Hills' is being held. The first hour was hosted by a local school teacher, Jody Tennyson. She is very good & oh so pretty. And well loved in this area! The second hour was hosted by our friends Brad & Bonnie, aka the Ramblin Rangers. Wonderful, like always. You really should own one of their CD's. You would love it!

Tomorrow Larry & I are going to have a 'date day/night'. Going to take in a movie, have dinner & do a bit of shopping. I know, I know, who shops on a date? Well, when you have to go 120 miles round trip to do anything 'substantial' you try to squeeze as much in as possible. But hey, I wouldn't give up this small town living for anything! Well, at least not most of the time :)



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