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We started today with driving on the Needles Highway. This is a beautiful drive in the Black Hills. Even though these are not quite mountains, the Black Hills has a beauty all their own. The hills look black from afar, thus their name. This drive was called Needles because the rock formations look like needles. There was even one that looked like …
... up the whole way (guess that shows how much of a city girl I've become!). And where there are cows, there are flies - meaning that I had dozens of splattered bug all over my windshield. Gross. I made it a habit to clean off the glass every time that I stopped for gas. I don't understand how people ride motorcycles out here. Getting pelted in the face by bugs just doesn't seem like fun at all. But driving through ...
Another early morning. Breakfast at 6:30 AM and the bus leaves at 7:45AM. Breakfast was a buffet with the usual (and a special treat). Scrambled eggs, sausage, muffins, toast, cereal with the added treat of freshly made waffles, including fruit toppings and whipped cream! Guess what all the kids went for. Our first animal sightings of the day occurred outside the breakfast window as a deer and a buck with velvet antlers wandered by having their morning snack.
After breakfast ...
... from 1875-1942 and is now situated under 30' of water. Sheridan became a ghost town after being destroyed by fire in the mid 1880's. In 1939 they dammed Spring Creek which submerged Sheridan. We also stopped at Pactola Lake where there is a dam. Apparently, there are no natural lakes in South Dakota - all man made. We turned east onto Hwy 44 also known as Rimrock Hwy. This was a beautiful drive along Rapid Creek ...
... bags were already waiting for us at our hotel, oh our good was that. We had a bit of time to go shopping (just for a change) and look around a bit before heading to dinner at Crazy Horse Mountain. Very sombre there today as it was the funeral of Mrs Z. The mother of the family. The mountain is still in the making and we will never see it completed. We ended up in the bar at the hotel for a night cap. Good ...