Travel Blogs from Batesland
... buffalo. Right away as we arrived into the park we saw a herd of antelope. They were right next to the road and created a bit of a traffic jam! We did indeed see buffalo too and they were cool - but not quite as exciting as I had expected.
The big surprise for us all was the portion of the park which goes into the Black Hills mountains. The road is very well maintained but it is super curvy, steep ...
... their way of life. Dan said not to make this a history lesson, but there is so much here. Y'all just gotta come see it - experience it for yourself!
Well, we’ve really enjoyed our stay at Custer State Park, had a great meal of buffalo steak and spicy buffalo short ribs at the Game Lodge where we are camping. There has been chilly nights in the 30’s to 40’s with days warming up to 60's-70's. Tomorrow we are off to Sturgis, Spearfish and Devil’s ...
While we really enjoyed the Badlands even more than we expected, it was time to move on. It was really only a short 100 mile trip to our next destination Mt. Rushmore in the Black Hills.
For well over 350+ miles as we drove down I90 West we have been accosted by billboard signs advertising a special drug store located in the town of Wall South Dakota. "Wall Drug" as it's known is ...
... himself with only a candle to light his way.
From there we drove to Custer State Park and drove 2/3 of the wildlife loop. We saw prairie dogs, herds of buffalo, mule deer, prong horned sheep, and wild burros. The burros were very amusing they walked up and down the road looking into the cars which of course were stopping to take their photos. A pair of them ...
... for a fishing. The lake affords shelter for two Trumpeter Swans, some
ducks and eleven common species counted on the dog walk this morning.
Most campers I talked with work as
contractors managing cattle for larger operators.
One man manages a thousand yearlings on
a property near here while his wife teaches at the elementary school.
All seem decent, well educated in their field, hard working souls who
say they plan to ...