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Travel Blogs from Hot Springs
... under construction for many years. Even though it is still under construction, it is an awesome sight. However, we are well broke, so we didn't pay to go right up to the foot of the monument.
We pressed on through winding narrow roads toward Mt Rushmore, which we kind of found by accident. It was almost literally "oh there it is!" Again our budget robbed us of the opportunity to wrestle with annoying tourists in the carpark, but we did manage ...
... of their brand. They do have unique names for their wines - see the photos for some. We then continued to Custer and back down Highway 385, past Wind Cave and into Hot Springs. We continued through this interesting small town to a KOA just one half mile from the intersection of Highways 385 and 79.
We really like this KOA and met the owners who are friendly and fun to talk with. After settling into our campsite and relaxing a while, we headed back ...
... but at least twice we had to wait for the bison/buffalo to clear the road. The Needles and Peter Norbecks' designed roads were the highlight of the day. For wildlife we saw Prairie dogs and Deer apart from all the bison on the roads.
The cruise into Hot Springs was nice rolling Hills. Dinner in the Vault Hotel, a short walk back as it was just next door.
... really fun, but there weren't many cave formations like crystals or stalactites. We went back to the campsite and had lunch. We showered and packed up, then started driving towards the Badlands. There wad a visitor's center that we stopped at. It closed about 15 minutes before we got there, but there was a church group there that was having a presentation. We waited into they were done, which was a bad ...
... my photos!
We are inside the State Game Lodge doing our internet work (the summer white house for Calvin Coolidge (is he a distant relative to Koulichkov?????)...I could get a free room possibly - I'll have to check that out. Eisenhower also used this lodge...anyway, I was talking to a lady who works here in the gift shop and she was telling me that she is a full time RV'er and does it all by herself!! She's in her mid 70's I would guess and ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility