Working for a full-service advertising and public relations firm in the Black Hills, you never know what project you might be doing. Some are downright fun. I mean, how can you not have fun snowmobiling in Spearfish Canyon with George, Tom, Teddy and Abe?
Our client, Spearfish Canyon Lodge, wanted photos of the Mount Rushmore Mascots aboard snowmobiles in Spearfish Canyon. The Rapid City Convention & Visitors Bureau was good enough to let us use their mascot costumes. The Lodge staff was good enough to wear them.
The canyon was gorgeous the day TDG’s Sadie Snyder and I hopped on a snowmobile and followed the big heads up to Roughlock Falls. Sadie, it turns out, is a much better snowmobile driver than I am. She’s also a great photo assistant/art director.
I have to say, there’s something disconcerting about working with terrycloth figures who have enormous heads and absolutely no facial expressions. ”As you drive by, try to get as close together as possible,” I said. Four blank stares. “Can you hear me?” More stares. (Inside the heads, they were nodding in agreement.)
I wouldn’t want to play poker with these guys.
— DAN DALY