Katie is 9!

Katie at Pizza Hut in Sturgis, SD with her yummy cake from Dakota Mart

We headed out to Sturgis, SD to see Bruce’s parents on June 10.  So we were able to celebrate Katie’s 9th birthday with Grandma Judy & Grandpa Wayne & cousin Kellie on the 12th.  We had delicious pizza followed by a cake that Katie chose at the local grocery store.  Earlier that day, we went up to the open cut gold mine at the Homestake Mining Co. in Lead to look around and visit the gift store because that’s the special thing that Katie wanted to do on her birthday.  We all had a good time!

Interesting fact (that I just read on their website) for you nerds out there:

Before its closing in 2002 Homestake Gold Mine was the oldest, largest and deepest mine in the Western Hemisphere, reaching more than 8000 feet below the town of Lead.

Open cut gold mine – Homestake Gold Mine Lead, SD