Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Riding off into the sunset


The view from my living room window last night. The sun was setting in a spectacular fashion, making the hills appear red rather than their usual sand color.

It's time for our yearly trek to Deadwood, SD for the Kool Deadwood Nights Car Show. A group of us from town go every year and it really is a splendid event.

We leave on Friday morning at 8 am sharp so as to make our tee time in Spearfish, SD at 1:07 pm. We golf 18 holes and then drive on to Deadwood. We usually take the cars for a spin and then park them at the hotel, preferring to take the trolley down to the city center for the free concerts. Past years have featured Bill Haley's Comets, Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night, Bobby Vee and many others. This year we will listen to DD and the Fayroh's, Badfinger and The Association.

Gambling is legal in Deadwood and some of our group (not myself) play cards or slot machines, while others of us wander the streets shopping, checking out the cars and touring the historical buildings.


On Saturday we take part in the poker run that starts in Deadwood then goes up Spearfish Canyon and then back to Deadwood again with many colorful stops along the way.

Sunday is the day we all relax and enjoy the city of Deadwood. Most of the car show participants leave on Sunday, so we have the town all to ourselves. It really is my favorite day of the long weekend.

On Monday we drive home.

Since you can't all go along with us, I promise to take a lot of photos and post them after I return.

I'll be thinking of you all as I ride off into the sunset...

19 comments:

KGMom said...

Happy trails to you!

Lynne said...

Have fun! We went to Deadwood a few years ago when we did a Black Hills vacation. There is a very cool, beautiful old cemetery on the hill above town.

MsLittlePea said...

Sounds like fun! Have a good time.

Anvilcloud said...

Deadwood sounds like a lively place.

NatureWoman said...

Ohhh, a car show - I haven't been to one in years! I should find one to go to. Have a great time!

Rhea said...

Have a blast!

Cathy said...

Can't say it better than Donna! Happy Trails, Laurie!

Cathy said...

Wahhhhhh. I was too late. You've already left :0(

Bobbi said...

Don't forget my Thimble Little Lady! LOL!!

Mary said...

You play golf too??? Now we have something in common... I haven't played since I had ankle surgery two years ago but I'm itching to play nine, at least (in the fall).

Have a wonderful time, Laurie! Sounds grand to me. I could do without the slots but I'd love to shop...

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

So Deadwood has an auto show? I have always associated Deadwood with Wyatt Earp, Calamity Jane, and "Wild Bill" Hickok. Laurie, you may want to remind your gambling buddies that, if my memory serves me right, “Wild Bill” was shot and killed in Deadwood during a card game.

ThomasLB said...

Are you going to take any pictures? ;o)

Squirl said...

I hope you're having fun right now! A guy I work with is there on vacation right now, too.

Gina said...

Hope you are having fun right this minute!

Ur-spo said...

just don't do no gambling; it will lead to social dancing.

Dave said...

Can I ride shotgun?????

Pink said...

Have fun!

You won a rockin' girl blogger award over at my place :)
xx
pinks

Cooth said...

Stopped in via Pink!! Nice blog - I will be back!!

Hope you have a great time in Deadwood! I would love to go there! And just may do it soon!!

Laurie said...

Thanks everyone. I had a wonderful time!! You all are so sweet, have I mentioned that I love you lately? Cuz I do!