Deadwood and Sturgis
Plenty of road travel time and interesting spots to stop off at today. Deadwood and Sturgis are where we are setting our sights today.
Sorry for the long break in the middle of our trip. I ran out of storage space to hold all my photos. I’m back on track now to finish out the remaining blogging days for the trip.
First place we had wanted to stop was Deadwood. I was excited to see this historic city. As we entered town, it was completely torn up. The city was getting a facelift before Sturgis.
After trying to find a place to park and navigate through the lines of traffic. We decided to push on. It wasn’t worth the headaches. Another time, Deadwood. The work that they are completing looks like a vast improvement. Even though we were a little disappointed, we would sure like to see the “after” makeover.
This stop is for my husband. He wanted to see what the town of Sturgis looked like and all the places everyone talks about.
He caught a few episode of the tv show about Full Body Throttle and knew it had burnt down but I didn’t. He was curious what the grounds liked like.
We found it. In the parking lot there was a large, what we refer to as a ‘beer tent’ back in Wisconsin; set up in the parking lot. We pulled up. Sure enough. The “beer tent” was the acting business.
Husband asked if we could stop off for one cold one? Of course! We are here! Can’t give him a the full week of people watching and witnessing all the crazy Sturgis activities currently. But, a beer? That we could do.
A drink in Sturgis? That is a must! Wish granted. Mine, turned into 3 sips. I asked for permission to walk and photograph the grounds.
When I came back. I had questions. You can’t look at all the items and not wonder how the fire started that took the iconic building and its contents.
According to our bartender, the fire started on Sept. 8, 2015 when a pinched power cord caught a cardboard box on fire and claimed the building and all of its belongings. Thankfully, it was only the building and no lives were lost.
They are currently in the middle of building their new building. Which is scheduled to be finished in time for this year’s 2016 Sturgis Rally.
Time to push on. Plenty of ground to cover.
Quick tour through downtown. Imagine this street and the surrounding blocks full of bikers in a few weeks.
We found a nice park down the street with a large covered gazebos. Sandwiches again for lunch. Heck, it saves a ton of money by making our breakfast and packing our lunches. Although. I am looking forward to dinner out tonight. Trying the pizza place next door to our rental. Yum!
Deadwood and Sturgis proved to be interesting stops that broke up the trip from the traditional South Dakota landscape.
Additional Posts From The Trip
Day 1 – Sioux Falls, 1880 Town, Kimball, SD
Day 2 – Cottonwood, Badlands NP & Wall
Day 3 – Custer State Park and Needles Highway
Day 4 – UTV Adventure In The Black Hills
Day 5 – You are here.