Summer has arrived! Finally some nice warm days, we almost broke the 90 degree mark which for the hills is hot. We did get some crazy hail on the fourth. The sun was shining and you could see golf ball size hail falling from high in the sky. It was a very sporadic hail, with one falling here and one there . I heard stories of people catching it from the air. It also made quite a lake scene causing splashes a good foot high.
The fourth here was pretty quiet in the campground with many people off to see the big monuments light shows or off to Custer like us to see the fireworks there. I finished my shift at 9:00 just time in to drive for the show. They put on a nice 30 minute display.
Our days off adventure had us heading off early for a trip to Devils Tower. We had talked about doing this and finally got around to doing it. The best route there(Hwy 16) was under some serious construction and added some time to the 100 mile trip.
Earlier in our travels we had drove close enough to see it but didn't have the time for a actual visit. This time we took the mile walk around the base of the tower. Devils Tower was a very important part of Indian culture, and they still hold sacred ceremonies at times.
We enjoyed it but did find it to crowded for our liking.
Belle Fourche is the Center of the United StatesWednesday we got together with some other park people for a nice fish fry. I provided the fish and Vern was gracious enough to cook em up. Each of the ladies provided sides and plenty was had by all. You just can't beat a pot luck dinner for great food.