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We had a pretty good sleep, but were wide awake at 3am and after tossing for a couple of hours, got up at about 7.30am and after some breakfast, went out for a bit of a walk and look around. We ran into Mark, Jody and Bailey, who went with Darryl to Walmart to get an esky and some water for the trip, while I went back to the unit to organise our …
Day four started out with going to the Badlands then finally to Mount Rushmore. After we then walked through the town and went to Custer state park where we saw deer , prairie dogs and donkeys. Then after the touring was over we bought a bucket of chicken and played spike all at the pool.
We were up and on the road about 7:30 after a quick breaky at the motel. It was still a little drizzly with the odd heavier shower for most of our drive. Stopped in for a drive through coffee in Sheridan which was a good idea at the time, but then we got caught up in a Memorial Day parade which delayed us a bit. Eventually dodged the roadblocks and …
... hill and below and in the distance are Buffalo/Byson’s everywhere. They’re all over the road and fields surrounding and we were going to get some great photos. We pull up and they’re literally walking in front of the car, walking right up to the window and making the weirdest noise (a cross between a pig and cow moo). Certainly beastly like creatures they are, but it was fun getting some up close photos of them. After spending at least ...
On Thursday, we drove to the old gold mining town of Lead (pronounced Leed). The mine was the largest, deepest and most productive gold mine in the Western Hemisphere until it closed in 2002; it now operates as a research facility.
Just down the road was the historic Wild West town of Deadwood. The Black Hills Gold Rush gave rise to this lawless town where Wild Bill Hickok was killed. Both he and Calamity Jane are buried here. ...