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Today, we left camp around 11:30am and headed out for Custer State Park. We took the "Scenic Wildlife Loop" and that it was. Right off the bat, we saw a bison bull grazing all alone. We saw another one and we saw a few prong horn "antelope". The scenery was spectacular and we were in awe most of the time. Later on into the tour, we saw burrows, right close to the road, some prong horn "bucks" fighting in the road. They even circled a car ...
... and Jewel caves are great. And you have to stop in Wall Drug for ice cream.The horse back riding is some of the best I have ever done.
While we were in the area we visited Mount Rushmore. I have been here many times and it still amazes me. It was only $11 park. My son completed the JR. Ranger program which is great program. He earns a patch and/or badge once he completes the booklet. Dont miss the museum at the end. Go to the very ...
... of the area, to modern displays. It was a fairly large museum and quite well done. Peg got another souvenir , her Black Hills Gold earrings. Then on the way out of town we stopped at a Black Hills Gold factory outlet and she got a second pair. I tease her about her souvenirs, but actually I encourage her vice and even use my good taste to suggest some, like the ones at the museum.
From the museum we went to Mount Rushmore. We did not go there in 2010 due ...
... We were surprised that it wasn't more crowded. On our way back to the RV park, the boys stopped off for a dip in the cold waters at Sylvan Lake. We had a nice cookout and then headed to town for the fireworks show in Custer. It was great wearing a sweatshirt for fireworks---that doesn't happen in Texas!
For those who haven't been in this area, Mt. ...
... recently judging by the fact that the brown strip was still wet. We then dubbed US-385 as the "Fecal Trail" and for us it will always be known by that name. After several miles, the trail marking went away and the smell subsided. We did eventually catch up with what we believe to be the offender, but it was empty, and by then it was no longer marking the trail.
Now the Crazy Horse Memorial is more than just a big head carved on ...