Black Hawk, SD
About 11 years ago we flew into this area of SD and visited sites that we are once again visiting. At that time we stayed at a B & B right outside of
We liked Deadwood. Even with the small casinos that had recently popped up and tons of touristy gift shops, etc, it still had a quaint feeling. Not so today. We could hardly wait to "get out of town". There were still some of the old buildings intermingled in with the new.
Even parking garages have sprung up where horses were probably once stabled.
The town is now all about hotels and casinos. It is sure not the Deadwood I remember from only a few years back.
We stopped only long enough to have lunch at the Tin Lizzy casino as we saw advertisements for a $3.99 senior buffet. It turned out it was just soup and salad and you needed a players card for the $3.99 deal. I got the soup and salad for $4.99 and Leonard choose their $4.99 daily special - 4 large fried shrimp, baked potato, carrots and Texas toast. Coffee or tea came with the meals. At $4.99 not a bad deal.
We found the B & B we stayed at about 3 miles from town. Even they have expanded. There where a horse pasture was, instead this
We really liked the hosts but knew they sold the facilty a few years back. It would have been nice to have seen them again.
Near Deadwood is the town of
They were having a Camaro rally. We walked around for a bit and saw a few fine looking cars. These people really like their Chevy's.
We drove through Spearfish Canyon, always a beautful drive.
We went to nearby Ellsworth Air Force Base and went through their Air Force Museum
We got there early as we knew the heat was going to be unforgiving. We looked at their outside display first.
Then went inside
As far as Military Museums, this is a very small one but worth the stop. And the cost is right! Free less you take the van tour which we declined this time.
Most of you are suffering under extreme heat as we are. Keep hydrated and take it easy!
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