Howard Johnson Inn Spearfish
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We left the Best Western in Sheridan to run for the next Best Western in Spearfish. We made it in plenty of time. Stopped and took pictures along the way of the animals and Devil's Tower. Met several great people and stopped by the see the couple that owns the RV park that we stayed in when our green truck broke down and we traded up for Big Red in …
Today we had a wonderful day. We had breakfast (free continental) and headed for Deadwood. We stopped on the way to visit some of the things of interest. We headed for Spearfish Canyon.
The first was the Bridal Falls Waterfalls. That was very beautiful.
Then we went further and took pictures of the creek that the falls emptied …
... passed the Crazy Horse sculpture, and through the classic western towns of Deadwood and Lead. However, one constant on this trip is that it is taking longer to get places then we had planned - likely due to us pulling a 1800 pound camper. So we opted for the highway, leaving South Dakota at around 10 am, passing the motorcycle Mecca of Sturgis enroute. Next stop was Devils Tower in Wyoming. We took the back way in through Hulett which gave us ...
... left on the range, necessitating active management. The auction draws breeders and meat companies looking to supply the burgeoning demand for the lean meat of the buffalo.
The process of sorting and examining these huge animals involves common ranch chutes and a cadre of dedicated volunteers. There are people herding the cattle in the corrals in tractors, volunteers shaking pom poms at the animals to keep them moving and ever ...
... whose very lives depended on the buffalo and one who saw it as a means to an end. It recognizes and accepts that this is our mutual history. It can also represent a chance to move forward."
After Tatanka, we visited the town of Deadwood made famous by the gold rush.
We were provided with a quick coach tour of Deadwood before being dropped off at Kevin ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Free parking
- Pets allowed