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... on Lake Oahe, about 10 km off the highway and it was well marked on the road. It turned out to be a dirt road, not bad, leading from the middle of nowhere to nowhere. We thought it must be a hoax but on we went with not a soul or house or farm in sight. Voila, there was the lake suddenly with a picnic table under a tree on a rise, a good launch ramp into the lake and a single toilet ( longtrop ) with toilet paper as well. We where ...
... but unfortunately no Coyote (we'll just have to come back!). It was easy to see why they call there the badlands, as it looked pretty inhospitable! A couple of hours later we arrived in Pierre, about 200 yards across the time zone to make us 6 hours behind the uk! We checked in but unfortunately our room wasn't what we had booked online. Trev complained to the hotel manager and his solution was to upgrade us to the Presidential Suite!!! The new room wasn't really a room, ...
... for our buffet dinner. There was buffalo stew, pork and beans, ribs, meatloaf. Was all very home cooked and it had a real family feel to the place. We ate too much but it was all delicious. Jen even tried something called Oreo fluff, which was different. After dinner it was a quick sit outside before boarding the bus and heading back via Mount Rushmore so we could see it at night. We arrived back at the hotel at 8.30 pm. We watched some TV and decided we should have a rest and not go ...
... Kevin cooked pork chops on the barbeque and they were good!!! – don’t mean to sound surprised.
We’re on a quest now to find our way across the Dakotas, avoiding Interstates where possible and being in Fargo, North Dakota by 16th August. We took some small roads so many of which seemed to be under maintenance. First one, we had to follow ...
... loved "freestyle" climbing on the formations off trail as there are only few restrictions in this park. What added to the drama were the warnings about rattlesnakes. They particularly like hiding in the rocks, so we had to really watch where we placed our hands when grabbing for support. Happily, we did not have any face-to-face encounters with these critters. Although the landscape appears somewhat muted midday, in the early ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
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