Back in the Saddle Again

I returned yesterday from a week-long visit to my parents in Spearfish, South Dakota. The occasion was my mother’s 89th birthday. It was great to see my aging parents handling the process with a high level of grace and ease…but not without challenges for us all.
My brother and sister-in-law, Gregg and Jo, childhood pals Duane and John and their crew, lifelong family friends Phyllis, Tim, Lloyd and Margaret, niece Tracy and her family and “like a sister” Tammi were all part of the week-long event.
The Black Hills were turning to gold as the aspen and birch trees took on their fall colors and we ended the week with a day-long ride through the hills to and from Crazy Horse Memorial where we participated in a 6.2 mile Volksmarch.
I am in the adjusting phase of returning home and committing (once again) to posting a daily page. Today’s post is ending here with photos from the last day of our trip.  The photos are “granite eye” on Needles Highway.  Crazy Horse Memorial.  Deadwood main street.  Galena historic cabin.  Tunnel on Needles Highway.  Vista from Mt. Mariah, Deadwood.  Crazy Horse Memorial.  George and Gregg cross the finish line.  Gregg, Tracy, Chery and George begin the Volksmarch.

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