Days Inn Custer
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... a very interesting film about Crazy Horse, the monument's creator, his family and the native American who asked him to create the monument. At 8:00pm, they do a really nice laser light show with music & narration. We got a pass that will allow us to return one more time within in the next three days. We are thinking ...
After breakfast Friday morning, we stopped at the Ben Reifel visitor center where we watched the Badlands park video and looked at the interactive displays.
In the 96-degree heat, we hiked up Saddle Pass trail. It was only a ¼ mile hike, but steep. It was straight up the rock formations. Due to the number of hikers on this pass (but not very many of them were children), the trail was more like scree or loose ...
... video on the creation of the monument. While waiting for the evening program I commented on the southern accent behind me and we struck up a conversation with four young ladies. They were Cooperative Extension Ag Agents in the area for a conference and agricultural tour. We talked about our 4-H background for a bit. It was quite a coincidence.
With all this city stuff the only critters were a red squirrel in the campground that distracted Tex so much he ...
... Run. It is popular for the motorcyclists to ride this stretch of highway as they all convene in Sturgis in early August. The boys counted 51 motorcycles that we passed on this highway. We had lunch in Sturgis in the famous Knuckles Saloon. They expect over 400,000 attendees at the rally this summer in this small town of 6,000. Crazy!
Next stop...Glacier National Park! ...
... pizza! Who new you could get great pizza in South Dakota. We are here for a few days, so we will try to get over to Mt Rushmore tomorrow. We have a busy couple of days, as we would also like to see Jewel Cave National Monument, Wind Cave National Park, and Custer State Park. But at least we get to sleep in later tomorrow.
299.9 miles today
4395.5 miles total
2.213 gallons today
106.553 gallons total