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Wow, we are 30 days in to our trip as of today. We have driven about 5,000 miles, and through 13 states. We have only had about 30 minutes of rain while we were driving. And, we have had rain one night while we slept.
This morning, we left the RV park in Jackson, WY, and headed north through the Grand Teton National Park. We saw our first …
... erupted 3 times over the last 2.1 million years and each eruption was an extinction level event that saw over 1000 cubic kilometers of ejecta into the atmosphere. This blackened the sky for decades and blanketed North America in a foot of ash. The largest eruption created 2500 times as much ash as the Mt St. Helen's eruption. Imagine that happening today? Chaos!
Had to stop for gas just north of Thermopolis, went off ...
... to move. They are so large in person. Stopped at a large bridge with a great overlook of a river. Wyoming is a beautiful part of the country. We stopped in Deadwood to eat a steak at Al Swearengen's Gem Saloon. We also went to see Wild Bill and Seth Bullock's graves. This week is Sturgis week so there were hundreds of bikers all over the Black Hills. Pretty cool to see all of the custom bikes. We ended the day at Mount Rushmore. Not bad for a travel ...
... herd in early morning. Took a while to make our way through but well worth it. We remained for about 45 minutes watching them as they migrated. Cattle tend to be much slower but these Bison move as they eat. Hence the herd can move a mile in 20-30 minutes as we watch.
Lots of photos, some with IPhone, some with big camera, some with Olympus small camera. We ...
... Needles Highway Scenic loop.
What else can I say. Mount Rushmore speaks for itself. Iconic in US culture. Factoid of the day that may only interest me: The name Rushmore comes from a Lakota word that means 'six grandfathers'. Construction began in 1927 while prosperity reigned and took 14 years to complete in 1941 just 2 months before Pearl Harbor.
A day trip lasting 6 hours and we made it back to Wind Cave NP to then pack up and headed for ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking