Super 8 Hill City/Mt Rushmore
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Today we're back to our regular routine of swimming and Pickleball. So what did we want to do today? Murray suggested that we take a ride through Custer State Park so after lunch, off we went. It was another beautiful sunny day and it felt so good riding the Hills. We were delighted to get a close up look at a herd of buffalo - a few were not only along the roadside but some decided to cross the road ahead of us. Next we could see profiles of a herd of pronghorn antelope on top of ...
... seen: deer, elk, moose, cows, steers, goats, buffalo, camels (off the highway in Wyoming?) alpacas, wild turkeys, and as we were leaving the memorial last night a mountain goat that reminded me of the puppet show in the Sound of Music!
We arrived in Hill City SD at around 5pm and went to a place I found on Trip Advisor that had excellent reviews of their reasonably priced steak dinners. The Alpine Inn is ...
... that had just come down. He said it took him 2 hours,
others indicated 4 to 6, guess it depends on skill level and which face you
We let Devils Tower and headed for Sturgis of Motorcycle fame.
Well the city for a Saturday afternoon was basically dead. Quite a few
bars were closed. I was told that they make enough during Sturgis week that
they can ...
... is pretty cool. Once we left the park we headed to the famous Wall Drug. In 1931 a pharmacist and his wife bought a tiny drugstore in Wall, SD. Business was terrible for 5 years. Then in the summer of 1936 the wife had an idea of posting signs on nearby Route 16 advertising free ice water at Wall Drugstore. She figured all the families heading west in their jalopies could use cold water during their hot dusty journeys. From that point on business was ...
... food yet, so it was nice to be able to eat at the campground.
After breakfast we started our exploring of the Black Hills. We drove on the beautiful Needles Highway and saw some amazing rock formations. We saw the eye of the needle and drove through some tunnels that were just wider then the edges of the Sienna. We took a lot of pictures along the way and then went to Custer State Park. We drove through the wildlife ...