Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Keystone
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... After returning to the lodge, Dad and the kids headed out to "Conquer the Cosmos" then got some Gelato before coming home. Mom took some time to rest her back and relax.
After some down time with electronics and games (Mom crocheted), we had a light supper of cheese, crackers and meats then the family headed out to the deck to play Capitalism (a.k.a. Scum).
On Sunday, we left Wind Cave NP and drove towards Custer State Park, our destination for the next week. On the way, we passed through Bedrock City - who knew it was in South Dakota? We had breakfast out, filled with diesel ($2.49/gal, the lowest yet), and then checked into Blue Bell Campground in the park. We had electrical power at our campsite and enjoyed a relaxing afternoon reading in the cool comfort of ...
... of the opening of the original entrance, the cave will either exhale (blow out) if the outside air pressure is low, or inhale (suck in) if the outside air pressure is high. The cave opening was blowing out the day it was discovered, so that wind was blowing out of a hole in the ground - hence the name Wind Cave.
By the time the tour was finished, the sun had really come out and it was in the 70's again. From Wind Cave, we headed ...
... to stop along the way if we wanted to. Fortunately, we knew we weren't missing any scenery, as there wasn't any to see as we learned yesterday. But by noon the sun was peeking out, the temperature had risen to a balmy 63 degrees, and now that we had reached the mountains, they were protecting us from the winds.
After more coffee in Belle Fourche, we decided that it was too early to check-in, so why not stop at the Crazy ...
-the state capital is Pierre
-2 important cities are Grand Forks and Fargo
-the year of statehood is 1889
-the state motto is "liberty and union, now and forever; one and inseperable"
- the state flower is the wild Prarie Rose