Uh oh, starting to slack off on the posts. Let's see what have we been up to.
Last Wednesday we played tourist and headed for Deadwood and Lead. Then we saw a billboard for Thunderhead Underground Falls and it was on our VIP card for free. So we whipped around and detoured more than I thought to see this great wonder. We were the only ones there and had the place to ourselves. So we show the guy in the window our cards and he plays a short recorded message and off we go. We head into a cave and thought man it sure is dark. I break out my phone and switch on flashlight mode. It really gets dark? We turn back and look for a light switch but find none. Back in we go, what do we expect for free, right. We go the 600 feet to the thundering waterfall pouring into the cave, then tadaa just as we were taking pics we had light. The guy said he realized a breaker had tripped and had a hard time getting it reset, oh sure'). We got a good laugh anyhow.
Well now that we made this detour Black Hills Cavern is just down the road and also on our VIP card. It is a small 1 mile cave that features some small stalactites.
Okay we are really off track now, we abort Deadwood and Lead for today. We drove further and visited Chapel In The Hills. This was a replica of a chapel in Norway. It boast many intricate wood carvings done by master carvers in Norway and shipped here.
|A original Norwegians settler's log cabin|
We finished with a nice Chinese dinner down the road. All in all it was a nice day and totally unplanned. And the best part using the VIP card we saved $57.00, that is a nice perk for volunteering here.
The weather has been getting better and we got the kayak out on Stockade Lake. First, I have to tell you I got the best wife. As I fished she would paddle me from spot to spot. I know this sounds really bad, but fishing is hard work. I kept enough crappie for a nice dinner, and yes I cleaned and cooked the fish.
We sure were stressed out the whole shift. Part of our job is to try and remind people of their departures. This is very difficult as people many times are out all evening. And then with a rain storm on the previous night we were not able to talk with these people. We heard of the same issue the next day in another of our campgrounds which made us feel better, but this system definitely needs some adjusting.
Well other than that it has been a great place to work and we are happy to be here. We wonder what our boss thinks - he keeps asking us if we are liking it here.