A Pieceful Life

A Pieceful Life

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Exploring Cities and Towns

We added another day to our stay at Custer, SD, so that we could explore some more towns – and get to the quilt shop 2 minutes from our campground.
So we headed north toward Rapid City, passing the Crazy Horse monument, still under construction:399
Rapid City is just that – a city.  Lots to see and do, including statues of all of former US presidents.  I liked the one of Ronald Reagan – he looked like such a cowboy:
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The graffiti in  this alley (and only in this alley as far as we saw), let us know we were truly in a city:
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On our way out again, we stopped on the road by a wildlife sancturay and watched bear cubs at play:409.Bear cubs
They look so cute!!!
Next stop – Hill City – not a city, but a charming town-site with a distinct western flavor:
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This horse sculpture kept men fascinated, allowing the women to keep on shopping:
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Back at Custer, we stopped at a stockade (parts left over from the 1860’s), built for illegal prospectors looking for gold in the then Indian reservation:
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Custer’s original camp-site is commemorated by wagons circled, just as if the travelers had come in to settle for the night:426424.Custer camp site
Custer town-site itself is an old town, with many of the buildings still intact.  Unfortunately it started to rain, so we lost our flavor for exploring.
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But we did stop at the quilt shop.  The portion on the right is the actual shop – quite small:
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But packed with lots of wonderful goodies – so packed, in fact, that they displayed feature fabrics on the ceiling:
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Purchases?  I’ll cover that in another post.
Happy shopping!    Blessings, Peg

2 comments:

  1. Your pictures make me want to be there with you. The graffiti wall in Rapid City is really quite pretty. Thanks for taking us along on your adventures.

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  2. Love the horse statue! It's almost Steam Punk.

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