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New SSD install in progress on my wife's ancient Mac Mini. @kathryn

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When my wife is away, I'm stuck on paw patrol. I'm supposed to feed the cat first thing when I wake up, but I usually have coffee first. This morning the cat feigned indifference by posing for a photo on her infinity scratcher.

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Pizza, beer, and laundromat, all in the same place. Cowgirl Pizza in Sundance, Wyoming. šŸ‡ŗšŸ‡²

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babylonbee.com/news/under-moun

Under Mounting Pressure From Snopes, Babylon Bee Writers Forced To Admit They Are Not Real Journalists

In a statement issued Monday, Babylon Bee's editorial team confessed they have been making up their stories this entire time.

Public pay phones still exist in the United States. I saw these two yesterday in Keystone, South Dakota, the town nearest to Mount Rushmore. Both appeared to be in good shape, although I didn't verify with a call.

Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota. The visitors center is under construction, so this was as close as we could get today without taking the hiking trails. It was a bit too warm today for a long hike, especially when my next destination was not a shower, but an airplane. All things considered, this view wasn't bad.

I'm calling it: The most pleasant screeners in the U.S. are in Rapid City, South Dakota. Everyone was professional, courteous, and just plain friendly. If only it were so elsewhere in the States.

Even cowboys need their morning pick-me-up. Wild West Espresso in Sundance, Wyoming. ā˜•

Park in front of the Crook County Courthouse in , . I'm waiting for my friend to take care of some business at a bank up the street.

Almost everyone who's seen me standing here taking photos has said hello. The town has a population of just over 1,000.

Last night, while still in , we went to dinner at Buffalo Bodega. My friend ordered prime rib, and his mom ordered steak tips. As delicious as both dishes looked, after more than 48 hours of overeating, I couldn't bring myself to order anything other than a salad with a bit of chicken on it.

This morning, my body is thanking me.

A at No. 10 Saloon in , South Dakota. It was an Irish red ale from a Rapid City brewer, but I've already forgotten the name.

It was the only time I've seen my friend's mom drink a beer during this trip. Or ever, as far as I can remember.

Yesterday I took a bus tour of Deadwood, South Dakota, to see its historical sites. The Mt. Moriah Cemetery is the final resting place of many of Deadwood's most famous characters. These photos are the graves of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane, which are next to one another.

Since mid-afternoon yesterday, the weather around here has turned damp, with low fog and occasional light showers on and off. A peak out the hotel window this morning confirms more of the same today.

After lunch in , we visited the ranch house my friend recently inherited, then we drove back to . I fulfilled my Sunday obligation at the Catholic church there before we headed over to for dinner with my friend's mom.

I enjoyed a pint of Black Tooth Brewing Company Brown Ale when we stopped for lunch at Longhorn Saloon and Grill in Sundance, Wyoming. šŸŗ

Today I learned Sundance, Wyoming, has nothing to do with the Sundance Film Festival, which is in Utah. However, it is the place from where notorious outlaw Sundance Kid got his name, having served time in prison there.

Jumping over the border into , my friend and I visited Devils Tower National Monument today, where we did a walk around the entire perimeter of the monolith. The weather has been overcast since mid-morning, with some low fog in places, so black and white seemed like the best filter for this .

The hotel in , South Dakota, doesn't look like much from the street, but my room does come with a rather bucolic view of hayfields and rolling hills.

The glass isn't particularly clean, so there's quite a bit of glare in the .

On the other side. Landed in Rapid City, South Dakota. šŸ›©ļø

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