We then went for a trip through Spearfish Canyon, which was spectacular. As we descended into the canyon, the temperature dropped from 77 to 63 degrees. We had a picnic at the bottom in a cozy little wooded picnic area along side a stream.
Saturday we went to Deadwood to gamble, see a parade, and visit Mt. Moriah Cemetery. In the gambling, Vince lost $5. and Debbie won $3.25. The parade was for the opening of the new Grand Casino. Unlike the last two parades we have attended, this one had a band, the Spearfish High School band. The parade include country singer John Rich, who is part of the Big & Rich Duo, and the Governor of South Dakota, Dennis Daugard. My favorite group was the girls from the Grand Casino.
We went to Mount Moraih Cemetery and saw the graves of Wild Bill Hickock, who was 39 at the time of his death and Calamity Jane, who died at 51. Back in the 1800', the life span was much shorter. We saw many graves of residents who died in their twenties and thirties.
|A waterfall in Spearfish Canyon|
|A canyon stream|
|Deb at a canyon stream|
|Grand Casino Girls|