When you think of a “party state” does South Dakota come to mind? Well, it should. We pulled into Sturgis and I knew this town was wild… I could only imagine how it is during the motorcycle rally. After the requisite visit to the Harley Davidson store we asked where to eat lunch. What a great suggestion. The Knuckle Saloon – a bar/restaurant/motorcyle memoabelia museum/sometime rodeo stadium was fabulous. They had wonderful buffalo burgers, a really cool interior and a promise for lots of fun. The next day they were holding a bucking bronco rodeo in their courtyard. From Sturgis, you can also visit the really different and beautiful town of Deadwood. A throw-back to the Olde Wild West. The buildings were reminiscent of a time when gunfighters and saloon girls dominated the place. Oh, and they had gambling halls with all the slot machines you need. The two guys featured in the photos were a treat to meet. The guy in Sturgis standing next to my car wanted to know how I like the Camry. He happens to work at the Toyota plant in Kentucky. The “Elvis of Deadwood” came out of the elevator in the Deadwood parking lot. He was a riot. All in all, South Dakota is a blast. But wait, there’s more cool stuff to come.