Monday, August 30, 2010

Crazy Horse and Bizarre Barry

Monday took us to the Crazy Horse Memorial. It's not  that Mount Rushmore isn't impressive, but this memorial is remarkable. When finished, all four faces of the presidents at Mount Rushmore will fit into Crazy Horses' face. Crazy Horse Monument - Carving the Mountain
Since I won’t see its completion in my lifetime, I want my grandkids to promise to go visit  it and take my great-grandchildren.  

Our day started off cloudy with a 50% chance of rain. I put on some long 
quick drying pants in case we got caught in the rain. Barry, my stylist, did not approve of my long pants, but I stuck with my decision.  I am depending on Barry for styling advice since I can only see my head in the RV mirror. I may have to rethink that though since yesterday I said something about Coco Chanel and he said, “Who is that”?

I also wanted to go back to yesterday and let you know that we did much more than just Mount Rushmore. We drove, and drove, and drove. There is a loop that is a very pretty drive. It is curvy, curvy, curvy, and you can go about 150 miles but really travel a 10 mile radius. We started with the top down on the jeep. Later in the day though at Custer State Park, the sun was beating down on us, and we had to put it up. 

We did see some wildlife at Custer State Park. Burrow, antelope, prairie dogs, and buffalo.
Today our friends Bob & Mary are coming into Hill, SD. We had hoped that the four of us would make this RV trip together, because they are fun and give me a lot to blog about. Actually, Barry gives me a lot too, but most of the time it is some bizarre comment and an individual comment is harder to blog about than the things that happen to Bob and Mary.  But, just for you, I am going to give you an example of today’s  “Barry’s Bizarre” comment. 
We were waiting for the bus to take us closer to the Crazy Horse Memorial. While we were sitting on the bench, I could tell Barry was looking at my face. I said “What are you looking at?” He said “I was looking at your eyes.” I thought to myself, he is going to say they look very blue, or green, or pretty in this light. (they can take on both colors)  Then he said (very nicely), “They are really hard to see. Maybe you should have your eyelids done.” 

The other bizarre part of this is that in a day or two, he will deny he ever said it. I really should just record him. Jewels emerge from him all day long. 
A giveaway is coming up...I am working on it. 

Your blogger,
Squinty-eyed Jan

Rebuttal:  I did not say "you need your eyes done".  What I said was, "In the bright light  your eyelids do not open  enough & your beautiful eyes do not show up well in pictures", and I mean "in this light".  Naturally Jan heard, you need plastic surgery.   BB

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Guess Where We Went Today

Here is your first clue:

Just like all the other tourist we stopped and took pictures starting at the parking lot until we were very close to the monument.

So since I have around 75 photos of Mount Rushmore, I am just going to show you my favorite one:

I had gone into the Visitors Center. I just happened to look out the large window to the Grandview Terrace on my way out.
Doesn't he just ask for a blog to be written about him?

Saturday, August 28, 2010

South Dakota!

Today my love affair with Nebraska ended. This was our view all day. 
I was bored, there was no 3G, which meant no internet, no Words with Friends, and no Oregon Trail. In a weak moment, I put the Oregon Trail app on my phone. It is the same game it was years ago-mindless fun.

We are now in South Dakota near Mount Rushmore ready for some site-seeing and relaxing. Here is the view from our campsite. 

There really isn’t anything more for today. 
However, Barry feels I have been unfair in my description of him on the blog so he has asked for some blogging time. I told him it was Travels with Barry. What did he expect?
I am going to give him rebuttal time, but don’t believe a word of what he says. 
Call me sensitive but I kind of feel like Papa Bearnstein Bear in Jan’s description of our travels.  Turnaround is fair play, right?  Here is the Poppy rebuttal:  Jama Bear drove some today.  Approximately 130 miles of the 1150 miles we have covered.  She too hit the grooves in the road a few times. (I was moving over so the car passing would not run into on coming traffic)  She has made me stop at 3 Walmarts in 3 days. (mutal decision) She makes me make reservations, which takes away some of what I like to call “the freedom of the road” that makes RVing appeal to me.  She makes me fill up the gas tank way before it nears empty (maybe not a bad thing).  And she downloaded a Katy Perry CD off itunes.  The lyrics would make most grandmothers cringe.  However, it is a good beat.  (that all is true)
 Now that we are in the Mt. Rushmore area we plan to stay 3-4 days & finally RELAX.  I have more but after 35 yrs of marriage, I don’t want a divorce.
PS-It is beautiful here