The rain dried up and a beautiful day appeared along with the sun around 9-10am.
The sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski was asked by Chief Henry Standing Bear to carve Crazy Horse. Korczak help with Mt Rushmore and the Chief wanted “the white man to know the red man has great heroes too”. Korczak also won 1st prize by popular vote at the
He arrived in the Balck Hills in May of 1947 and accepted the Indians’ invitation. He knew from the outset that Crazy Horse was much larger than any one person’s lifetime; so he and his wife, Ruth prepared three books of detailed plans to be used with his scale models to continue the project.
This is from the viewing deck, this model is 1/34th the size of the rock when completed.
We visited with our neighbors for a few minutes while walking the boys, then relaxed in front of the TV until bed.
We were packed and ready to leave by 9:45am. It was an uneventful day. We traveled 218 miles and arrived at Cabela’s RV Park in Sidney Nebraska at 2:00pm.
Once we were set up which was quick, as we didn’t unhook the truck, we walked over to Bistro Pizza Hut and had some Linner. After our very tasty meal, we walked the boys then walked over to Cabela’a store. Our son-in-law’s birthday is tomorrow and he is a hunting/fishing guy. We also wanted to get something for our son who has been taking care of the yard and checking the house while we have been gone.
Once we had made our purchases we went back home and relaxed for the rest of the evening.
Tomorrow we will continue our travel back to
See you down the road.