Larry & Lee Ann's Journey travel blog

It's a pretty ride to Deadwood...Pretty skies today too!

No one to take our annual photo this trip!

View across the street from the campground...

Heading to the wagon with the team...

Rigging up...

And they are off!

Larry & I had to settle for a ride in this wagon!

A nice shot of the 4 of us!

Weaving & spinning demo's...Marily Lucero from Black Hills Woolies, located right here...

Chuchwagon meal available on site...

Chuckwagon, bar & music available outside the museum...

Today's event featured music by the Ramblin Rangers...Nice crowd!

Dan Healey joins the duo occasionally...

We never tire of listening to the Rangers. Listen to their CD...

A couple more of the wagons on display out front...

View of the Deadwood Mountain Grand off to my left as we...

Crab leg time at the Franklin!

Looking down Main Street, Deadwood...

Resting on Main Street too!

Disply in the Celebrity Hotel...Props & costumes from movies...

Didn't you just love John Wayne???

Have to include Shawshank Redemption, one of my favorite flicks!

Time to head back to the truck. Parking meter is almost out...


Yesterday Larry & I attended Deadwood Stagecoach Days in Deadwood, SD. This is an annual event but, for some reason, this is the first time we've attended. We didn't realize that the event is actually a 2 day event, complete with traditional artist's demonstrations, symposium type discussions, a historic fashion show, a chuck wagon meal & of course great music!

Saturday's demonstrations included spinning, saddle making, weaving, bits & spurs, quilting, gold panning, wheel righting & plenty of children's games & activities. There was also a historic fashion show, a freight wagon rigging demo, a fast draw exhibition & a stagecoach rigging demonstration.

Also included in the price of admission was unlimited access to the Days of '76 Museum, a very interesting place to spend a couple of hours. I took a ton of pics inside the museum but will post those in my next post.

A chuck wagon meal, catered by Cheyenne Crossing was available outside the museum and the Ramblin Rangers entertained the crowd for about 3 hours. Trevine was a big hit as usual :)

Next year we will book a room and attend the entire event. For you RV'ers out there, there is a small campground for $35 a night. It would not be worth the effort for us to break camp to bring our rig up for 2 days but was a nice option for Brad & Bonnie with their truck camper. This also allowed us to bring Onyx as they had AC in their camper & she got to hang out with Trevine when he wasn't on stage :)

After Brad & Bonnie finished their gig we toured the museum before heading downtown to meet Van, Rose, Carla & Jessica for the Silverado Hotel's crab buffet. Nothing better than unlimited crab, right??? Oh my, I certainly had my fill, although I must say Rose outdid us all! We had a blast!

Well, thanks for stopping by & if you like 'old' means of transportation please stop by again tomorrow. There were some nice specimens on display in the '76 Museum & I think you'll enjoy seeing them. In the meantime you all have a wonderful day.



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