|Today Larry, Onyx and I went on a hike about 8 miles out of town, looking for Bunni's geocache, rated 1 1/2 on a scale of 1-5. It was a gentle climb today to locate the Tupperware container holding the cache. This one contained mostly small toys and also held the traditional log book. It was under a large rock ledge with a few smaller rocks piled up in front of it. Our Garmin handheld GPS guided us to within a few feet of it and the directions indicated it had a blue lid, so it was fairly easy to find, unlike the more strenuous geocache hike we took with Ellie Meacham and Mike & Pat McFall a couple of weeks ago. Now that we have been here for a month we are certainly more acclimated to the elevation so breathing was also much easier today! It was a perfect 76 degrees with a gentle breeze. The wind rustling through the trees was very relaxing and my hubby got a nice long kiss along the path. I so appreciate him providing this wonderful lifestyle for us. We are so blessed...
On our way back to town, we noticed a sign indicating that Iowa sweet corn was being sold down in front of the True Value hardware store so we stopped by and picked up a few ears. Haven't eaten them yet but we shucked them and they look wonderful. I think there will be fresh greenbeans available tomorrow, so we'll be checking back on those as well. There were plenty of bikers purchasing corn as well. I'm sure it would be wonderful cooked on a grill. The crowd has been slow to arrive. We ate downtown last night and commented that it sure was dead for late Friday night. However, today there were quite a few more folks here. So glad, this area needs a boost in their economy, like many others.
We just discovered that there is a web-site where you can view "live" (24/7) downtown Custer if you are interested. Link Below...Be sure to view 'full screen'.
Notice that they have now set up the motor cycle parking down the middle of the street. If you tune in this week, you'll see a few of the Bikers here for the Sturgis Bike event. However, this site runs most of the year, so you can also check it out in the winter when there is plenty of snow around! Just hang on to the link. If you want to see us, just kick us an e-mail and we'll set up a time to go down there and wave at you! Well, assuming it's a reasonable time!
Note: This link worked every day this week, including yesterday, but since posting this, it has been down all afternoon. Not sure if they have decided to consider a privacy issue for this week or if the site is just overloaded! So, you might want to check back at a later time if it is not viewable later today. Thanks!