Tomorrow morning we leave the Black Hills. It's been a busy, interesting five days. Sometimes we travel with a group because we need the knowledge of a guide. This Road Scholar tour was just what we were looking for.
Here's what we saw: Tatanka, Deadwood, the Homestake Gold Mine, Custer State Park, Crazy Horse mountain carving, Mount Rushmore (including the lowering of the colors at dusk, which Art helped with because he's a vet), the Badlands, and Wall Drug. Through the places we visited and the guide's talks, I've gotten a better understanding of the relationship between the Native Americans and the pioneers, and it's not pretty.
The scenery was beautiful, the company reasonably good - though we didn't make any friends on this trip we'll keep in touch with, which usually happens.
It will take us three days to get home. Tomorrow night we'll be in Billings, Montana and Sunday we'll stay in Post Falls, Idaho. I'm ready! My SI joint protested today when I sat down for breakfast, and we had to forego a steam train ride to visit a chiropractor in Rapid City. I'm better now, but not up to commenting much about this week. I hope the pictures and the brief summary are sufficient.