U2360USA Day 5 – Deadwood and Sturgis

Day 5 of my U2 360 tour across America took me to Deadwood and Sturgis, which are only about a 30 minute drive from where we are staying in Keystone. This was the second day that Elvis and Cilla stayed at the hotel alone while we went sight seeing, and they did so well – no barking! This is good to since I will be leaving them for several hours while I’m at the U2 shows this summer.

I enjoyed Deadwood. It was pretty much what I thought it would be – a cowboy western kind of town with old saloons and casinos. We first went to the Mt. Moriah cemetary to visit the graves of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. Then we hung out on Main Street and went to the casinos and saloons, including the Original No. 10 where Wild Bill was killed and Miss Kitty’s – which is my mom’s name.

Deadwood

graves of Wild Bill & Calamity Jane

Original No.10 Saloon

my mom at her namesake casino

From Deadwood, we drove about 11 miles over to Sturgis, which is where the motorcycle rally is held every year – for the past 70 years over 700,000 motorcycles converge on this small town. I was not impressed with Sturgis at all, but it’s probably fun during the rally in August. Most of the bars aren’t even open until the rally, but the Knuckle saloon was open so we stopped in there for some souvenirs.

Sturgis

my Deadwood and Sturgis stuff

We came back from Sturgis, rested briefly in our hotel and then went back to Ruby House restaurant for dinner because we loved it so much last night. I again had the salmon en croute, and it was again amazing! After dinner, we shopped a little on the boardwalk in Keystone where I bought a new ring – silver with orange and blue. We really liked Keystone – a great town and close to everything we wanted to see.

Keystone

We’ve had a great time in South Dakota – saw everything we wanted at Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Deadwood, Sturgis and Keystone. It’s been a great 2 1/2 days, but it’s time to pack up the car and move on to Denver for the opening of the U2 360 Tour in the US. I can’t wait. I have been waiting for this for well over a year!

Click  http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150194402834168.323542.734599167&l=4b2e69d91b to see all of my pictures from today.

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About Deena 'On the Road with U2' Dietrich (328 Articles)
My name is Deena Dietrich. I live in Ellicott City, Maryland with my 2 dogs Elvis and Cilla. I am making my way as a Social Media Manager, Blogger and now Author. I have written my U2 memoir 'On the Road with U2: my musical journey' (available on amazon) about the 75 (now 90 and soon to be 100) U2 shows I have been to ZooTv to 360 and the places I’ve seen and the people I’ve met along the way. My motto is “It is better to regret something you have done, than something you haven’t.” So follow me on my journey as I pursue my passions in music and sports: U2, Broncos, Elvis, Grizzlies, LMP, Orioles, NKOTB. Please connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ or you can email me at deenadietrich@gmail.com.

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