Super 8 Keystone/Mt. Rushmore
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... is that the first few tunnels that you go through actually frame the Presidents on Mount Rushmore. We took the drive to see the needles (tall, narrow rocks standing upright) and stopped to take pictures.
We had a picnic on this route with our cheese, meats and crackers. Mom had V8, Dad had orange soda, Sarah had cranberry cocktail, Paul had ...
... pm. We were lucky to be near the Caio Restaurant with delicious Italian food. The Glenn Miller Orchestra and vocalists entertained us to the Glenn Miller sounds of the 1940's for the next three hours. It was delightful! We noticed a dance floor nearby and sure enough, a dance group showed us how to cut a rug. Eventually couples from the audience also joined the dancing. Later that night we were in for another rain ...
... Whilst we obviously wouldn't approach wild animals that were so much bigger than us, we didn't quite appreciate how scary they can be. There was a guy on a motorcycle in front of us while we were waiting for the Buffalo to walk to the other side of the road. One of the Buffalo decided that he was a threat, and walked right up to him, and stared for a long time. When it moved behind him slightly,there was a gap for him to drive away, the Buffalo charged. At this point there ...
... I checked on the GPs, and the final descent from Mt Rushmore to Keystone is a 10% grade and the road drops almost 1000 ft in less than 2 miles. It's great!
Tomorrow, we bid farewell to the Black Hills of South Dakota as we head south and west for the next couple of days as we head to the base of the Grand Tetons. We can hardly wait!
141.7 miles today
4614.6 miles total
5.265 gallons today
117.304 gallons total
Woke to sunny skies and warm by breakfast. Complimentary breakfast was in separate building, large glass-walled room. Big, hot breakfast buffet. Couple of senior citizen bus tours dining.
Back to Custer State Park and drove the "Wildlife Loop". Stopped first at the nice Peter Norbeck Visitor Center - like a small museum. Along the scenic Wildlife Loop we saw: antelope, buffalo, wild burros & many prairie dogs. People fed the burros so ...