One day we donated blood, then toured Hill City. We took the 1880 train from Hill City to Keystone, and got to see wild turkeys with lots of chicks. We stopped at the Prairie Berry Winery to sample wines with cool names like "Red Ass Rhubarb" and "Blue Suede Shoes". Yuuuuuummmmy!
Steve took off to see a car show, which must not have been much, as he spent the day at the library and took a bike ride to Hart Ranch RV Park, which is down the road from us, and a private park.
We took a trek to the Badlands National Park, but stopped at Wall Drug first and had some lunch. Steve even had 5cent coffee (eat your heart out, Dad!) We also went to the only visitors center for the National Grasslands National Monument, and stopped at the Minuteman Missile National Monument.
On another day, Cathy dropped Steve and his bicycle off in Hill City, so he could ride the Mickelson Trail. While he was riding, Cathy went to see the Jewel Cave National Monument. She didn't go into the cave because the elevator was broken and she didn't feel like the 5 mile round trip that was the other way into and out of the cave. She also saw some vultures sitting on fence posts all in a row. Don't know what that was all about, but it looked weird. After Cathy picked Steve up in Pringle (28 miles) they both went to the Wind Cave National Park and then drove home through Custer State Park. Wow that road is winding and up and down, but very scenic!
|saw this cool old Caddy at the parking lot of Wind Cave.|
|Some of the Wind Cave features|
|This was in Pringle, where Steve got off of the Mickelson Trail!|
|this Antelope was coming up to cars on the road!|
Tomorrow we are off to Sioux Falls, SD.