Day #7 – Out West Trip

Steve & Teresa in front of Mt. Rushmore

Morning started cool at 47 degrees; day ended in the upper 80s. Yesterday, I felt weak and half-sick, tired, no ambition. Pat (owner of Custer’s Mansion) suggested I was dealing with the high altitude and its adverse effects. Napped for a couple of hours and felt good enough to ride out to Mt. Rushmore for the night lights…which was totally worth the effort!  I know to drink LOTS of water and/or Gatorade.

Devil’s Tower, Wyoming—location of film, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Indian legend claims the line markings down the side of the granite was made by a bear’s scratches. The tower is sacred to some.

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling” (Psalm 46:1-3).

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