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Travel Blogs from Kadoka
... to peaks and buttes and strange rock formations, with beautiful strands of pinks, tans, whites, and greens, then in and out of prairie, is amazing. But it is some bad land, or as the early French fur trappers said, Mauvais Terre. David said it wasn't too bad today. We got out to walk a little bit, but didn't have time for a real hike. At least we avoided rattlesnakes!
We returned to I-90 East for what will now be long days of driving to get home. Boo ...
... occasionally supporting herds of cattle. Every mile was a new Wall Drug sign begging the tourist to stop. "Free water!" "5 cent coffee!" "Cowboy up!" "We got a dinosaur!" The signs are the only thing that the eye can focus upon in such a landscape so they have become legendary. People have even brought Wall Drug signs to space. Other tourist traps have copied the method including 1880 Town, which seems a most interesting trap, and the Pioneer Auto Museum in Murdo. I really ...
... we headed through the pine beetle ravaged forests of the Black Hills for the slightly more austere natural spires of the Badlands. Aptly named by early French trappers who quickly learned to avoid the area. But, it does have a stark and profound beauty. This is our second time here and we could, will, come back. I'd like to see the color come out in the rock after a rain storm. Hard to plan that... This visit went much better than ...
... we clipped ourselves into a clip and slid down. Next we went on an Alpine Slide where we took a ski lift up to the top of a little mountain and slid down on little seats with wheels where we could control the speed we went (I went fast about all the way down!). After Mount Rushmore we drove to Crazy Horse Memorial. Crazy Horse is a family project, started by the dad (who was asked to create it as a memorial for an Indian tribes warrior) and then continued by his ...
... We saw more prairie dogs at a certain point on the side of the road. We did see a lone buffalo, but it was far off in the distance.
We wound up our scenic drive with a short hike on the Door Trail. Dinner was once again at the Cedar Pass Lodge which was a similar experience as lunch.
After two early mornings, we did not stay up late this night!
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed