OK folks - here's a little more info to whet your appetite for our Rapid City meet September 7-9!
On Friday September 7th we'll be taking the Landstrom's and Black Hills gold factory tour. We'll watch to see how each piece of famous Black Hills Gold jewelry is cast, shaped, ground, polished, soldered, cleaned, and engraved by the skilled artisans at the factory. We'll see the process of lost wax casting and how diamonds are cast in molten gold! There's a gift shop where we can buy - if the mood so moves us, AND this tour is FREE!!!
We'll also be going through the Museum of Geology at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City! This is a wonderful museum packed with
exhibits focusing on paleontology (the study of ancient life) and mineralogy (the study of minerals - including gems and crystals!) . This museum is also FREE, and I am currently working on getting us a special guided tour! Many of the Rapid City locals have told me how nice a museum this is!!
On Saturday September 8th we'll be having our shoot up towards Sturgis, SD and then we'll be going to the Belle Joli Winery Sparkling House, just outside of Sturgis, for a yummilicious pig roast! The menu includes locally raised smoked and roasted pig, German sausage, harvest coleslaw, mac & cheese, sweet corn and peach crisp with vanilla ice cream - and a glass of wine from the Belle Joli vineyard - all for only $45! There will also be beer and I just can't think of a nicer way to wrap up our day of shooting than to sit and visit with each other and enjoy such a wonderful repast! Cost will be $45 per person and I will be posting how to make your reservations for the pig roast after the first part of August!