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- Swimming pool
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... for them to be doing. If anyone had been outside their car taking pictures they could easily have been badly hurt. Also, one of the buffalo might have taken exception to the noise and plowed into one of them. It makes you wonder about people sometimes. After the mini-stampede we continued to Hot Springs, SD and the Mammoth Site that Steve B. recommended that we stop and see, arriving there at 11:25. We were certainly glad that we did stop. It was amazing. It ...
... eluded us, the Elk.
We rather belatedly hit the mammoth museum. Our little hour or two drive had taken pretty much all day. The site itself houses the actual dig site, which is active part of the year, largely undertaken by volunteers from all over, and the museum had some amazing specimens on display, including a short faced bear skeleton. Pretty impressive.
Sitting down for dinner, we talked ourselves into nicking out ...
... a walkway to view the dig. At various points along the way, the guide uses a one-way radio to talk to you about the site...visitors use a telephone receiver to listen since the room is so vast. To date, 60 skeletons of either wooly mammoths or Columbian mammoths have been found along with various other animals that lived at that time. One of them was a menacing short-faced bear that stood 15 feet on its hind legs. After the tour we ...
... went inside. Yep, I got my parents in the Full Throttle and took their picture in front of the Angieland sign. And yep, I watch trash TV. It was mostly roped off, but we could walk around and see everything. We left and drove around Sturgis a little more and decided to head back towards Mount Rushmore.
By the time we got back to Custer/Mount Rushmore area, the rain had stopped and we decided to try Iron Mountain ...
... headed to the Rapid City area and enjoyed driving around the city. Rain was on and off all day, but we had the opportunity to have lunch with Steve Sewell who is the State Transportation Officer for the SD Army National Guard. We had a great lunch talking about his career, our trip and his plans for the future.
Later in the afternoon, we made contact with Gary Telkamp. Gary lives in Rapid City, and has for many years. We agreed to meet for dinner at ...