Off To South Dakota

Well, the Texas Gal and I are heading west. Come Saturday morning, we’ll be off for the Black Hills of South Dakota. We’ll spend five days there taking in as much as we can.

There are some must-see sights, of course: Mount Rushmore, the Crazy Horse Memorial, Reptile Gardens, Custer State Park and its buffalo herd, the city of Deadwood and its Boot Hill. And we’ll hit some museums and other attractions. We’re hoping not to exhaust ourselves, but it will be a busy five days.

That means, of course, that I won’t be posting here for maybe a little more than a week. I might get a Saturday Single up before we head out, but I ain’t promising nothing. And I have plenty to keep me busy for the next two days as we prepare to head out.

So here’s an aptly titled tune by the late Buddy Red Bow, a South Dakota native who was a member of the Lakota tribe and who served in Vietnam. He died in 1993 at the age of forty-four, having released three albums: the soundtrack to Hard Rider in 1972, BRB in 1981, and Journey to the Spirit World in 1983. Black Hills Dreamer, which may be a compilation of earlier work, was released posthumously in 1995.

I’ve read this morning that some consider him a Native American counterpart to Hank Williams, and I think I’m going to have to keep an eye out for his work while we’re on the road. This is “South Dakota Lady” from BRB.


One Response to “Off To South Dakota”

  1. jb says:

    Watch out for Rocky Raccoon.

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