Black Hills Adventures Continue through September!
As I find out more and more about the Black Hills of South Dakota, I find that there's always more to know! Truly, it's a beautiful place to be, and has a rich history of Native American culture, settlers, the Wild West, stunning natural wonders and memorials. I've done a fair amount of reading out here, with The Journey of Crazy horse being my favorite. Next up is the The Sioux and it looks like its going to turn out to be a great read as well.
I have to say I've enjoyed the wide open spaces out here, and the blossoming relationship with Black Hills Adventure Tours who invited me to stay and do some contract work as a guide through the end of September. If you're a little stir crazy and would like to come out and experience this area for yourself, I can help make that happen. I recommend no less than 5 days, and would be your guide for as little or as much as you'd like!
As I write this I'm thinking of everyone back In Florida and throughout the US that are going through a variety of situations, and I want you to know I offer my encouragement. When Theodore Roosevelt lost both his wife and mother on Thursday, February 14th 1884 he wrote "The light has gone out of my life". He left his political career and headed West. Upon meeting with John Muir, the two spent quite a bit of time out in the wilderness where "Teddy" healed his mental wounds and worked through grief by spending time in Nature.
In one of Jonathan Muir's Books he says, "Keep close to Nature's heart.... and break clear away, once in a while. Climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean." I can attest it's true, I did it without knowing, as if something within was guiding my to the National Parks, Forests and beautiful gems of our country. It was healing, and one of the best things I've done in my life. You can experience that here, at whatever level you're able, and I can help guide the way. If you'd like to break free, reach out and let me know.
Until next time.......