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Travel Blogs from Hot Springs
After a very relaxing rest, Isaiah and I started our trek. We started out going to Dinosaur Park. It is a little park up on hill in Rapid City. It has a bunch of green and white dinosaur statues. Originally, I wasn't going to stop here but we had done it 24 years ago and it wasn't too far out of the way. The dinosaurs look better than I remember. …
... 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.
... of Yellowstone making sure to drive through all the little
towns on the way. We don't like to buy souvenirs but we do stop at
thrift stores to see if we can find old glass mugs with local
advertising on them (gas station, restaurants, etc) along with
vintage yardsticks and t-shirts from local businesses. After hitting
a few towns, we took a scenic bypass that took us through Big ...
... and listened to a tape recording at various spots. The place was huge, with lots of old buildings and a enormous collection of old things. There were also pieces of paper tacked on the walls in some buildings that described the items on display. A lot of it was in disrepair and in some of the buildings the things were just piled in with no rhyme or reason, but we had fun wandering around checking it all out.
Then it was back to the cabin to pack up, do some laundry ...
... surrounding plain, is nothing like the surrounding area, which is rolling and treeless. Custer is home to a large well-managed herd of bison. The bison are sold off once a year for meat, so they are not the wildest group. I noticed today that the buffalo are each branded.
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