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The campground gift shop and restaurant

A shot of the campground from the far side and tent area...there...

A view of the campground from the highway. The RV's are parked...

Our site

Another shot of our site

View from our rig

A coupe of the cabins

The office upstairs, showers and laundry downstairs

Crazy Horse Mountain on the left horizon is only a mile away

Wonderfull sculpture in the gallery

This is a sculpture outside of Prairie Edge

Another sculpture in the gallery

President Buchanan

President John F. Kennedy and John Jr.

President Lyndon Johnson

President Martin Van Buren

President Theodore Roosevelt

It is fun being excited about something new. We are both almost giddy with our new adventure and we don't want our bubble burst. It will happen soon enough. Who would of thought the prospect of a job after retiring would be something we are both really looking forward to. LOL. Our first day of work will be Tuesday, July 14th.

Saturday was moving day to Heritage Village Campground. This is a small, simple campground. It has nice, clean showers and a laundry. There are 35 full hook-up sites, 5 cabins, a couple of Tipis and about 20 tent sites. Currently, eighteen sites are filled with workampers. It is just far enough off the highway, you can barely hear or see the traffic. The surrounding area is very picturesque and we can see Crazy Horse Mountain from our rig.

Sunday we went grocery shopping. It is approximately 45 miles to Rapid City from the campground. Our trips to Wally World will have to be planned. There are 2 grocery stores in Custer, 3 miles away, for the little stuff in between. Monday, the car, our bicycles and the Gold Wing went in for service. Since we have to wait for the car, we did some sight seeing around downtown Rapid City.

Our favorite store is called Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries. It is a place to buy authentic Native American Indian art and goods. It is a museum of sorts and a wonderful art gallery. We spent at least an hour marveling at the magnificent works of art. There is a magnificent italian glass bead collection. The vast colors are a sight to behold. And, they are for sale.

The other great thing to see downtown Rapid City are artists' concepts of each of our Presidents. Rapid City has been referred to as The City of Presidents. The larger than life bronze sculptures are located on just about every corner throughout downtown Rapid City. They are very life-like, each being displayed with some notable characteristic that was unique to each of them. An example, is the JFK statue includes his son, John Jr., as a child handing him a toy airplane. It is an ongoing project which is planned to be finished in the next couple of years. To-date there are 35 Presidential statues. There is an Information Center which has a Walking Tour booklet giving information about each statue, the artist, which president and what is unique about the sculpture. The project is entirely funded by private donations. Very cool. I've included a few pictures of the statues. We intend to go back and take better photos of all of the statues.

Tomorrow is our first day of work. We will be starting at the campground. We don't know exactly where we are working (the campground and/or Crazy Horse), the time schedule or what our days off will be. Lots to learn. We will be attending an orientation on Wednesday.

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