Larry & Lee Ann's Journey travel blog

A great dinner with friends! Prime rib was great :)

Larry was there too!

View from the deck of the restaurant to the side of the...

Quick shot of Pactola as we sailed on by!

The sky was beautiful as was the drive...Unfortunately not easy to catch...

This is pretty much what Don looks like now. He had this...

A small portion of the LARGE crowd....I believe around 2500 in attendance!...

Last night 10 of us attended a Don Williams concert in Deadwood. Prior to the concert we went out to dinner at the Horse Creek Inn. The prime rib was excellent as was the company. It was nice to sit & chat with Frank & Peggy as Frank is usually performing and never gets to 'visit' with us. Our server was very efficient and got us out in plenty of time to make the remaining hour drive to our show.

The Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel & Event Center is located in the newly restored 1906 Homestake Mining Co. Ore processing plant that overlooks Historic Deadwood. It has 210 state-of-the-art casino games, a 2,500-seat entertainment-and-event center and a multi-level parking garage unlike the many smaller properties in town. The concert was sold out last night & the crowd was awesome. Boy, did they ever get 'into it'!!! Makes it so much more enjoyable when the crowd is loving every minute of it.

I wondered how old Don is these days so looked him up on Google. He was born in 1939, making him 2 years older than Larry. Larry was surprised at that as he remembers him making music when he was a teenager and thought him to be 10 years older. He's had a great career and still sounds good today. Did you know that between 1974 and 1991, Don had at least one major hit every year? I had no idea. They included country standards like “ Good Ole Boys Like Me,” “Till the Rivers All Run Dry,” “It Must Be Love,” “I’m Just a Country Boy,” “Amanda” and “I Believe in You.” Williams was the CMA Male Vocalist of the Year in 1978 and his “Tulsa Time”, one of our favorites, was the ACM Record of the Year for 1979. In 2010, Don received country music’s highest honor, with his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

I found this video on Youtube that has a great message. 'Lord, I Hope This Day is Good'...You can click the box on the lower far right of the video screen to watch the images full screen. There are some good ones! Enjoy :)

Don Williams

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