Travel Blogs from Spearfish
Martin's motel moment:
Did I say we stayed at Buffalo Bill's hotel last night? In Cody (named after our eponymous hero) and displaying the original cherrywood bar backdrop,it was good fun and a departure from the lifeless motels that are seemingly the constant of any such trip as this.They are all inevitably so similar that we feel that we are …
... from Spearfish, SD.
I had a Buffalo burger and fries for lunch.
We then went to Deadwood, SD for a little ice cream at Tin Lizzies and a little gambling.
On our way home tonight, we ran across some turkeys and deer.
Check out the pictures.
... where the resident herd had been driven a week earlier. Excited at seeing our first buffalo, I jumped out of the car and took my camera to within 10 yards of the grazing gargantuan. I know, I shouldn’t have take the risk, but the shot was worth it…in light of the fact that there was a 6 foot reinforced fence between us. That safety barrier still didn’t ease the qualms when one of the bulls gave me “stink eye” and ...
Deadwood, located in the Black Hills of South Dakota was once a “gold mining” town sought out by prospectors, including General George Custer who brought a group here in 1874 looking for gold in them there hills.
Wild Bill Hickok was shot from behind while playing cards and is now buried in Deadwood.
And Calamity Jane came here and is said to have spent most of her time in the saloons. In 1903, she died here and is buried alongside Wild Bill.
The Johnson's and Chapman's played 18 holes today at the Spearfish Canyon Country Club.
I have attached a beautiful picture from the 9th tee which is about 100 ft above the fairway.
That ball just past the bunker (that you can't see) is mine!