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Oct 24, 2011 - Spearfish Scenic Drive

Spearfish, South Dakota My brother and sister-in-law reached Rapid City yesterday and we met for dinner in Rapid City last night. We decided to visit the town of Spearfish, Deadwood and Sturgis today, and off we went. The colors this time of year in Spearfish are absolutely beautiful, and there were few tourist. Summer here is over, kids are back in school, and many full-timers are working their way South. We will post pictures of the drive along Spearfish Scenic Byway today and follow up with Deadwood, Mt. Rushmore, and a few other stops...

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Travels In Serenity

Oct 15, 2011 - Spearfish, south dakota

Left Spearfish, south Dakota and stopped at Wall Drug for lunch. Walked the town,nothing has changed in a couple of years. Nice sunny day. Drove to Ocoma, South Dakot and stayed at Oasis campground. Walked over tp Oasis restaurant for dinner. George, dan and sandy had catfish dinner I had fried chicken. Good food. Browsed the gift shop and grocery store for wine and liquor. La Grande wine from France very good.

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Journey 2011

Sep 1, 2011 - Day 32 Spearfish, SD

We started the day at the nearest Walk In Clinic in Billings MT. I may have been affected by the altitude but I also had bronchitis. I was in and out of the Clinic in less then 45 min. and the thing I noticed most was the fact I was treated first and then they took down the information for payment. After waiting at the pharmacy we headed for Custer Museum. Its hard to imagine that such a battle took place here. We could have explored more but I was not up to doing a lot of walking. We spent the night in Spearfish, SD.

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Aug 31, 2011 - On to Spearfish

Last Day in Box Elder and Spearfish, SD Well, the Central States Fair was good fun. Smaller than expected but the Bellamy Brothers and Little Big Town both put on very good shows. The next morning we went down to the courthouse and applied for our concealed carry permits and registered to vote. We decided to stay an extra day in Box Elder. The rest of Thursday was filled with saying our goodbyes, last minute travel prep and looking at brochures, guides and Internet sites to figure out what we wanted to see next. Several days earlier we had...

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Aug 31, 2011 - Deadwood South Dakota, Kevin Costner, and more

After landing in Spearfish and taking a brief rest, we headed off to explore Deadwood, a wild west town where the likes of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane hung out. It is now a town full of small casinos, but it retains its old west charm, for the most part. Of course a visit to the place where Wild Bill Hickok was shot is requisite. We also found a very nice local winery’s tasting room, Belle Jolie. Who knew that South Dakota has good wine? The winemaker is the only enologist in the entire state of South Dakota and received his degree...

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Aug 31, 2011 - South Dakota Deadwood

In Cody, we met up with Randy’s sister, Sandy, and her husband Wayne, who flew in from Colorado Springs to join us for a few days. Cody is the town that was founded by Buffalo Bill Cody and everything in town has some kind of Buffalo Bill tie-in. We stayed at the historic Irma Hotel, one of the first buildings in town, named after Buffalo Bill Cody’s youngest daughter. Everything sort of radiates from the Irma, so we didn’t need a car, they even sent someone out to the airport to pick us up. We spent the day soaking up local lore about the...

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Aug 19, 2011 - August 19th to 21st - 19th Stop

We had a short trip today from Hill City to Spearfish, SD. The decision was made not to go to Hardin, MT and the Little Big horn Battlefield because of the driving distances. Instead, we will go to Deadwood for one day and then the Devils Tower for the second day. This afternoon, Kay and I took the Dodge to get the oil changed and then go back to Sturgis for more T-Shirts and a 2011 Black Hills Rally sticker for the back window of the truck. This will add to my 2004 and 2009 stickers. After Spearfish we start the trip back home. Today,...

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Jul 21, 2011 - Spearfish, SD

We left Wall, SD this morning bright and early because we had a full day of adventures planned. Our first stop was the Visitor's Center at the Badlands National Park. It sure is nice to have the Senior Pass - regular price: $15.00. With our pass: No charge. There are definite perks to being a geezer :) This trip is our first time in South Dakota and we have been overwhelmed with all the beauty. We are almost on scenic overload. With every turn in the road, it keeps getting better and better. We had a wonderful time at the Badlands. We saw...

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Are We There Yet?

Jul 20, 2011 - Spearfish Canyon National Scenic Drive

Friday was one of our favorite days.. We started out early for a long day trip through the Spearfish Canyon… There are so many beautiful drives in the Black Hills but Spearfish has to be one of the best… We went north toward Deadwood and that is a beautiful drive by itself but just before you get to Deadwood you veer off to Leads… Leads is only about a mile up the road but when I say up, I mean UP… We wound our way UP and stopped at the visitor center… Actually we stopped at the bathrooms but found they were just outside the visitor center…...

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Bill and Helen/ 2011

Oct 3, 2010 - Spearfish Things to Do

Weekend of football and laundry. Football came within 2 seconds of winning and laundry almost emptied out our quarters. Will have to replenish our quarters by going back to Deadwood. Didn't take my camera with me today and should have. Went to the High Plains Western Heritage Center within a mile of us. They had buffalo, what else, both live and stuffed and a really good museum of South Dakota western things, guns, pistols, saddles (big rodeo section), clothing, Indian stuff, mining, cattle and sheep ranching (with several stuffed big horn...

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Oct 1, 2010 - TGIF

Haircut day for both of us.......and a good one too. We both look beautiful and then I got into the bugs......no, the ones on the front of the camper, probably about 2,000 miles of them, black, yellow, and brown versus the white it's supposed to be. All that plus a good supper at 'Spearfish Chop House and Whiskey Bar' (a high class western joint) where we saw more turkey. One of our neighbors is from Memphis and this is also his first year of not going to all the Tennessee games. We'll probably watch the game together tomorrow.

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Sep 30, 2010 - Canyon Drive

Drove Spearfish Canyon North to South today looking for the fall colors. We last drove the Canyon 16 or 17 days ago with no color showing at all. I would guess that we were 3 or 4 days late. Most trees were just over the peak if not beyond peak by several days. Pretty in places though and definitely different from the last time we drove it. Maybe we didn't have our driver this time and that was the difference. Naturally being at the South end of the Canyon, 29 miles from Spearfish and 15 miles from Deadwood, we had to go do a little big...

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