Travel Blogs from Hot Springs
A long day in the car, but not many miles travelled! Shame we had to backtrack 50 miles to find a road that went across the Black Hills! We went toMount Rushmore to see the truly iconic mountain carvings of the four presidents, Washington, Roosevelt, Lincoln and Jefferson. The story of how they were conceived ( as a tourist attraction ) and actually carved ...
... weekend. Over nine thousand people showed up to watch them herd the mammoth animals into holding corrals, glad we missed the crowd. Lots of wild turkeys running around the visitor’s center and campground.
The campground hostess was a delightful lady with lots of information. She advised us to drive out the wilderness loop in the morning to the buffalo corrals, where she would be volunteering. Sounded interesting, so we hit the rack in anticipation of an early ...
... Well, on the drive into Wind Cave we also saw several helicopters parked in another field and it was only after taking the final turn to the National Park, that it all dawned on us. There were several fire fighting crews on the sides of the road and a vast section of forest along the road to Wind Cave was either blackened or blackening and quietly smoking. Clearly, it had not been an exercise and all the tents were used by fire fighters as they battled this very ...
... has a very colorful history, with familiar names like Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and even Laura Ingalls Wilder all living in the area at one time or another. One of the unfortunate events that occurred here was the Indian massacre at Wounded Knee, which I read about years ago.
But history aside, I think what Scott and I are enjoying the most is the landscape, the rolling Black Hills, and especially the wildlife. ...
Men with insight, men in granite
Alright, boys and girls, this was the ride of our lives....it just keeps getting better and better.
Headed out this morning under nice clear skies to the Black Hills National Forest on our way to the Needles, and Custer state park when the rain and Hail hit, had to pull to the side and wait out a fast moving storm..Dan was smart and was the only one who packed his rain gear, John and I were ...
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