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We slept in this morning, no rush to get anywhere. It was a good start to the day.
Sam wanted to check out the Hot Springs Mammoth site and museum, so we decided we would scoot up and see Crazy Horse and and Mt Rushmore first and then check out the Mammoths a bit later in the day.
The best laid plans of mice and men. The first sign was a bunch of bison not far from the road as we drove up through the Wind Cave National Park, just q ...
... headed south and came upon Pactola Reservoir. Pactola, I remember from years ago, when after work with the South Dakota Army National Guard's 129th Public Affairs Detachment in Rapid City, one summer (probably 1978) a few of us went fishing at Pactola. That was an interesting fishing trip in that it was at night, and we hung a lantern over the side of the boat and used sweet corn as bait and caught a very nice group of trout. That was a first for ...
... of us Then on to Wind Cave where I survived a cave tour; actually it was a lot easier than the Saving Nemo submarine ride at Disneyland Wind Cave National Significance Most boxwork of any known cave, most complex 3D rectilinear maze cave (network maze), fifth longest cave in the world, one of the most diverse mineralogical and speleothem assemblages and one of the largest barometric wind caves in the United States. Then on to our Kozy Kabin at the Hot Springs, SD ...
... dig site and was very interesting- found approx. 60 mammoths so far, 2 types. We did a tour of an old goldmine at Keystone, which was pretty pour and then took a look around town. We went in an old shop store, built 1895 and I don’t think much has changed, still has the old style glass display benches, basement, and boy did it have some old junk in it.
...and the skies are not cloudy all day! Wishful thinking on the sunny skies forever, but for now they are shining brightly.
We got here yesterday around 3:30 p.m. On our drive here we left the Badlands behind and entered the grasslands, then rolling grassy hills, then you could see the mountains in the distance and it became horse country. We actually saw a coyote on the field and this time I did get a distant shot of him.
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