Motorcycles, Butterflies and Buffalo
Being the tourists that we are, we had a good long stop in Sturgis (motorcycle town). The town was what one might call “dead” on this Sunday morning, but as Brenda said — just like we like it. Walking around town we stopped in a few shops and some of us even bought something ;’-).
But the Street name told who the real riders were that the town welcomes.
We hit just about every shop that was open and looked at every piece of kitcsh that was there, buying just a few items. Then it was time to move on. The sales person at one of the shops told us about the buffalo at Deer Butte State Park so off we went.
There is an “Indian” Education Center in the park but we could not take photos because everything is considered sacred. None of us knew this and there were no signs to tell us. We were told, after the fact, by the young attendant to not take any photos so we each put away our camera. Too bad as there were some good things to take pictures of.
We continued our drive through Fort Meade which is now a VA Hospital. The grounds are expansive and the houses are now used for VA Hospital kinds of things as well as classrooms for some military learning (we think). The stone buildings are very nice.
On to Custer to meet our tour. There is a great sign as we enter into Outlaw Ranch (our tour headquarters) but Linda, after making requested stops all along this trip, did not stop for a photo this time. Too anxious to now enter our destination. I will get one today and include that in the riding start of this trip.