Battle Creek Lodge
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... the low 70's. Not a bad day, but not the day we ended up having. As we hit the short stretch of I-94W, the rain picked up a little along with the wind. We just slowed down a little to be safe and made it to the infamous road of nothingness US-85S. Heading south this time back to the beauty of the Black Hills of South Dakota.
For the next 60 miles to Bowman, ND the rain would pickup and let off, but the temperature never ...
We woke up to the sun shining - quite a change from the rainy day yesterday. After breakfast I headed over to the pool for my adult lap swim at 8:00 am. I was happy to return to that beautiful pool with the nice warm water. After my swim I peaked over at the Pickleball court but didn't see anyone playing yet. After watching the weather again for signs of rain, we decided to go for it and take the Spyder out for a ride. It felt so good to be riding ...
... while we were driving. Soon we arrived in Deadwood, we got off the coach and walked down the main street. There were various events going on today, so we watched for a bit and then walked down the street. We saw the potential place where wild bill was shot, then walked over to the Gem, where all of us did whiskey shots, then went and had lunch in the restaurant upstairs. I had a buffalo burger and it was very good.
After lunch i walked back up the main street and got ...
... on his hip. In a nod to modern times though, the pistol wasn't a six shooter, it was a small automatic.
Then last night before dinner we went into downtown Keystone, SD, which from what we were able to pick up from the locals, is trying to become a mini Sturgis with lots of biker bars, cheesy Wild West shows and lots and lots of souvenir shops. We'll explore more today after our visit to the ...
... where we visited Badlands National Park (cool, but just worthy of a drive-through). Then, in to Black Hills National Forest where Mt. Rushmore resides. Even though the campsites at the adjacent Custer State Park were officially full, we were nice to one of the campsite hosts and he “found” a spot for us, replete with electricity and a short walk to showers. Good Karma working on this Friday night.
Incidentally, somewhere ...