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We packed up and left Yellowstone this morning. Wish it hadn't rained on us every day there but we still saw some amazing things. It sank in today that the trip was wrapping up. It was the last night camping as well. We drove through Lamar Valley on the way out. It's the place to go if you want to see buffalo. We saw a lot of buffalo. That really made it feel like Yellowstone to me. They would just walk across the road and you'd have to wait until ...
... and hot, with no visible smoke.
We also learned why the area is called the "Black Hills". The plains
Indians (Lakota Sioux) discovered and populated the area. When they
viewed the hills from a distance the hills appeared to be black, caused
by the shadows of the trees that grow here. Thus it got its name.
We also saw some pronghorn antelope and deer as we traversed the park. It is a very pretty area.
Then it was onward to our next stop that ...
... s abounded, however after a second trial Jack McCall was hung for his cowardly act. There were 18 Saloons in deadwood at one time, these days
there are still plenty but there are also plenty of Hotels and Casinos who all
want a slice of the action.
Today we headed out about 9.00am via the Black Hills to Hill
City and Mount Rushmore, most will have heard of Mt ...
... S-Ham & cheese omelette /J-Blueberry pancakes (not the best). Let's go to Mt. Rushmore. Took scenic road (Iron Mountain Road) a classic road with one way tunnels (honk horn before entering) two detours but no problem. Sally spotted the 4 heads of Rushmore from a great distance on this highway. Several pictures stops later we arrived at the huge Visitor Center (late 1990's). Much different than when I was here before. $11.00 to park (good for 7 days) ...
A good, hot, hotel breakfast and we were on our way. First stop, Mount Rushmore National Monument. We drove about 30 miles into the gateway town of Keystone, before ascending the park entrance. We were met with George, Tom, Teddy, and Abe welcoming us to their fortress. The ...
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