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August 02, 2006

Road Trip Day 5

I got up a bit before Hefito to do some work and get my pictures uploaded to discover there is no internet in eastern Wyoming. I made and attempt to find the lost pocket knife, but now I realize it quite gone. I was at the truck and I met a rough looking biker dude. I greeted him and told him I was headed to South Dakota, and he said "Are you going to Sturges? :)" I told him that we were off to Mount Rushmore and he said, I'm not into that Government stuff, but you should stop at Crazy Horse.

Hefito and I headed out about 10:00 am and on out way to SD. We took the more direct side roads and decided to stop at the Crazy Horse monument which looked to be in progress. It cost us $20 to go in and look at the vision of the monument, and we could look at the work in progress. A bit of a let down since the biker dude told me quite flatly that once I saw Crazy Horse, I would think Mount Rushmore was a bit small. Hmmm. I can't imagine being more disappointed than I already was.

So we arrived at Mt Rusmore about 1:00 and walked out to the main viewing area. I was totally impressed. It was awsome. We took the presidential trail and enjoyed the different views of the faces. We also walked in on a tour in progress that talked about the sculpture who was in charge, the techiques used to move all the rock, and other interesting tidbits.

We then headed back west on our way to Grand Teton. It took about 5 hours, but we headed out through Rapid City (and Sturges by the way) to end up in Thermopolis Wyoming. We rolled in about 9:30 grabbed our first sit down meal of the trip (I had a steak and Hefito had crab legs) and settled in for a good long rest. I stole internet access from the hotel across the street and used the good connection to fix some problems with the site and upload some pictures from the trip.

Posted by Hefe at August 2, 2006 10:21 PM


Who the heck orders crab legs in frickin' WYOMING? Have you ever seen a crab in WYOMING? I don't think so! Oh right, one of those Western Wyoming Angus Crabs, right? Jeez, should Hefe explain to Hefito the ways of the world, like don't order sea food when out on the plains and don't order Mexican food in Paris?

Posted by: Stevie G at August 17, 2006 04:53 PM

Quit drinking the Hateraide. Hefito wanted to try the crab legs and it was his one chance since Hefe is normally a tightwad.

Posted by: Hefe at August 18, 2006 11:37 AM

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