14 Photos - Jul 13, 2013
Photo: Day 23 Lusk WY to Hot Springs SD 93 miles, 2300' climbing: Does this view look familiar?Photo: Day 23 Lusk WY to Hot Springs SD 93 miles, 2300' climbing: Leaving WY hello SDPhoto: Day 23 Lusk WY to Hot Springs SD 93 miles, 2300' climbing: Made it through another state!Photo: Day 23 Lusk WY to Hot Springs SD 93 miles, 2300' climbing:  Now looking at the Black HillsPhoto: Day 23 Lusk WY to Hot Springs SD 93 miles, 2300' climbing: Splishin and a Splashin... This feels so good on my buttPhoto: Da,y 23 Lusk WY to Hot Springs SD 93 miles, 2300' climbing: Joe Allen's Camp Ground,Barb b q cafe where he entertains guests.Photo: Day 23 Lusk WY to Hot Springs SD 93 miles, 2300' climbing: Joe Allen discussing military service.
Joe, native of Hot Springs, served in Army in Vietnam.Photo: Day 23 Lusk WY to Hot Springs SD 93 miles, 2300' climbing: Teepee Camping area in Joe Allen's Camping / RV parkPhoto: Day 23 Lusk WY to Hot Springs SD 93 miles, 2300' climbing: Jim Swore and his son Pierce meet us outside Hot Springs and ride with us taking us to DQ.Photo: Day 23 Lusk WY to Hot Springs SD 93 miles, 2300' climbing: Pierce showing us some tricksPhoto: Day 23 Lusk WY to Hot Springs SD 93 miles, 2300' climbing: Jim, Valery and son's Sterling and Pierce treat us to DQ. Jim, an attourney inspired by 9/11/2001, gave up his practice and joined the  Army  (unit 4/27) and served in Baghdad Iraq.  He was deployed shortly after Sterling was born.Photo: Day 23 Lusk WY to Hot Springs SD 93 miles, 2300' climbing: Dave, you need to put the saddle on a horsePhoto: Day 23 Lusk WY to Hot Springs SD 93 miles, 2300' climbing: Olivia, who works for the Chamber of commerce, arranged for our greeting, and then met us at Joe Allen's Camp to prepare a great Barb b q for us. Joe grilled hamburgers and Bratwurst.

Hot Springs is the location of SD State Veterans Home, and  VA Hospital.  The town has many veterans and strongly supports veteransPhoto: Day 23 Lusk WY to Hot Springs SD 93 miles, 2300' climbing: Joe Allen our host at Hot Springs having breakfast with us before we leave for Mount Rushmore and Keystone SD