Black Hawk, SD
Still feeling a great disappointment in Deadwood, we took a ride yesterday. Our route took us pass Pactola Reservoir and this beautiful lake.
There was a visitor center that we stopped to explore. Then we drove into the camping area. The sites are primitive with no hook-ups but plenty large enough for even the biggest rigs. I wanted to take pictures.
Having just taken the above picture without an issue, I have no idea what happened. Looking into the viewing screen one half is black, the other white and black stripes. I've turned in on and off but to no avail.
From there we continued on until we came to the small town of Hill City. Clearly this small town is a tourist stop being close to Crazy Horse, etc. By now it was lunch time.
I wondered if I could still take pictures even without knowing if I was pointing the camera at what I wanted. This was my first attempt.
Almost got it!
After lunch at the cafe we walked the town. Lots of small eateries and shops.
A shot down the street, can't see much more than cycles and store fronts.
There was a 1880 train station in the town with fascinating old trains and one that took excursions 4 times a day. I took several pictures and either they were completely out of focus or all that was seen were tree tops.
In front of one shop were there statutes made from scrap metal, etc.
I cut off the asses ass. Here is another attempt:
Okay, so I cut off his feet.
The final leg of our journey took us up into the mountains on a gravel road through beautiful rolling hills with majestic mountains in the background. (No pictures taken).
When we got back to the rig, I pulled out an identical camera to the one that just let me down. I had purchased this second camera last Spring when I thought I had lost the original one. I charged it and will see what luck I have with it.
They are made by Kodak. I am wondering why ever did Kodak go bankrupt?
17 hours ago