Holiday Inn Express Deadwood
Travel Blogs from Deadwood
... lives that we told each other as the hills wound by, I took some comfort in the idea that though your road might define you, you can always choose when to turn. We turned, eventually, into Deadwood, which the kids were relieved to discover was not a ghost town, had dinner at a former brothel, and all night I dreamed of a little girl with big eyes surrounded by gun fighters trying to decide where her own road would lead. ...
... back in the U.S, with alcohol pretty cheap and very plentiful, and we headed for Yellowstone Park with all speed.
For me it didn’t live up to its publicity, as after we had seen a dozen or so erupting geysers, it seemed really pointless sharing the next 50 with about 10,000 Japanese tourists, all furiously clicking away at the slightest hint of steam. Worse, it seemed we were always behind the same tourist bus, so Janet and I are clearly going to feature ...
... a narrator was telling the story as they acted it out. New charge rats came in through the crowd, and there was a (fake) shooting, then the shooter ran off! We had to then go out to the street to see the rest of the story, there were lots of actors shooting pistols into the air and the man was caught and marched up to the courthouse, with us following! In our way to the court an old toothless man (I'm assuming he as part of the act but we can't be sure!!!) was swinging ...
... then take a ranger-guided tour through the cave. The highlight of the tour was the formation that looks exactly like a 20ft vertical strip of bacon...see pics. They said only 2% of this cave had been explored. So there's something like 135 miles of cave left to the imagination, for now at least.
Following the Black Hills, we began a mad dash through several states where there wasn't much but corn. However, there were a few stops of note. Check that out in our next entry!
... Jan - this was our optional extra tour of Deadwood – cost $8 each.
Well I have to say this was the most fun and the guy is quite a character. He said that Mr Costner hounded him to buy the bus company and eventually he relented and now he works for him. He then told us that “the boss” rang him up and invited him to his wedding in 2003 (?) and eventually he agreed to go.
He told us a bit ...
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