On the road with Ed and Judie travel blog

Presidential Trail

Presidential Trail photo of Licoln

Presidential Trail keyhole photo of Washington

Washington thru the keyhole

Presidential Trail

Roadside Bison

Rushmore thru the Trees


Flag over Deadwood

Deadwood main st

Main St of Deadwood

Sidewalk with Glass embedded

Mt Rushmore and Deadwood were on our agenda for Friday, as the weather was scheduled to be clear. Our neighbor recommended using the road with three tunnels, as it offered unique views of Rushmore through the tunnel exits. This is also the route with the most hope of seeing wildlife. It is a beautiful drive, and we did see a couple bison bulls on the shoulder of the road. We also found antelope and a few deer.

After a pleasant lunch in Keystone, (where Jerry almost met his match in teasing by the waitress) we entered Mt. Rushmore Park. We found nice billowy white clouds, not many folks, and repair work being done on the monument. The rope pulley for lifting equipment and supplies is apparent in the photographs. Ed and Kathy walked the President’s Trail while Jerry and Judie had a little ice cream! The Trail has five view spots to observe the Monument from a totally different perspective. We hope you enjoy Ed’s photography from the Trail.

All four of us enjoy watching the videos and learning more detail of the variety of spots we visit.

Deadwood was our next attraction for the day and the drive to Deadwood was just a bit of extreme hairpin curves and very winding road. We arrived in Deadwood in the late afternoon and walked the streets for a little exploring. We discovered the Motorcycle and Celebrity Museum in one of the casinos. This is fascinating, the original cars, motorcycles, clothing and pictures from many of the movies we remember were there, either owned or on loan from the studios. We also enjoyed the old casinos which date back to the 1800’s.

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