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Aug 8 (Day 99) DeSmet, SD-Badlands-Keystone, SD We split the long drive from Minneapolis to Keystone, SD with an overnight stay in DeSmet, SD. This little town's claim to fame is it is the homestead of Laura Ingalls Wilder (Little House on the Prairie). Now, neither Kirsten nor I could remember much (any) of these books from school (much less the …
... is part of the process. Finished off a brilliant day with big burgers in Red Lodge town – excellent!
Next day was into Yellowstone Park proper. The 'boys’ drove BBB whilst we ‘girls’ followed behind in the car via Cody – real cowboy country. We’d been told that the Cody Museum was a must, so off we went and we all agreed, it WAS a must. Learned ...
... have been a little disappointed
with Yellowstone had I not had my sights set on yet another scenic
highway. Charles Kuralt, the high priest of “On the Road” correspondents,
dubbed the Beartooth Highway “the most beautiful roadway in
America”. Climbing to 10,947 feet with the lakes, wildflowers and
endless vistas, his praise was not overstated! The four hours it took
to cover the sixty-five miles was a ...
... drive (and our afternoons entertainment) we drove to the other end of Red Lodge and checked out the Yellowstone Animal Rescue park. A little like our Battle Ground Wolf Park, it is an area filled with cages and rescued wildlife. They had coyotes, wolves, black bears, cougars, red foxes, elk and Speedy the bison (who only seemed to want someone to move the fence so he could get out of the heat under the trees – or perhaps he ...
... MT to take the Beartooth Scenic Highway across to Yellowstone National Park. It looked very much like rain as we finally got a glimpse of snow capped Rocky Mountain peaks in the distance. The skies darkened, it rained lightly as we drove. When we reached Red Lodge the temp had dropped 34 degrees in one hour.
I can't even begin to describe the high of actually driving the Rockies! Breathtaking, ...