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I had a Buffalo burger and fries for lunch.
We then went to Deadwood, SD for a little ice cream at Tin Lizzies and a little gambling.
On our way home tonight, we ran across some turkeys and deer.
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... where the resident herd had been driven a week earlier. Excited at seeing our first buffalo, I jumped out of the car and took my camera to within 10 yards of the grazing gargantuan. I know, I shouldn’t have take the risk, but the shot was worth it…in light of the fact that there was a 6 foot reinforced fence between us. That safety barrier still didn’t ease the qualms when one of the bulls gave me “stink eye” and ...
... and noticed The Wall of Death with lots of people at the top of the wall, looking down. We went up to investigate, and it was a couple of stunt riders going round a cylindrical wall. Very cool. At the end of the show they asked for tips, which one of the riders would take from your hand as he went by, and if you put out a $20 you'd get a Sturgis t-shirt. Wayne was keen to give this a go, so he put his $20 through the bars, the guy took it from him on ...
... Mountains, which were most enjoyable.
Dinner was at a Chinese restaurant, as the other places within walking distance were all fast food. The food was satisfactory, but for the first half of the time we were there, the guy spent his time hoovering the carpetss, which is not the best way to make customers feel at ease!
Mileage today was 375, which is good going. Climbed a total of 16138 ft, to a max of 9084ft.
... to Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, and Seth and Martha Bullock. I learned in the Visitor Centre that of the recorded deaths in Deadwood between about 1876 and 1886 only 1% was due to natural causes, with 48% due to disease. Seeing the grossly obese women sitting outside with their paunches dropping down onto their seats I think that’s a pattern that has a fair chance of repeating itself.
KK: The Adam’s Museum shone an enlightening light on the ...
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