Friday, May 24, 2013

In and around Custer Park.



Here is a picture of our campsite. Very nice park.


Today we started out a little more leisurely than we have been. Today was a day of sightseeing and we certainly got the job done. It was a beautiful day, sunny and warm, but still WINDY. . . did I say it's been WINDY here in the Black Hills? Whew.

We all climbed into Tab and Deanna's motorhome and took off for Mt. Rushmore. We spent some


time there taking pictures and perusing the various exhibits. It is an impressive sculpture and we never tire of seeing it.

Leaving the mountain, we traveled on down the road and ended up in Hill City. We parked and walked the main street and found a restaurant and had lunch. It was very good. We walked a couple of blocks in town and took these pictures of some art sculpture. These animals were made of anything and all things metal, including tools and other sculptures.

We all wanted to see the Crazy Horse Memorial, so we drove on. Admission is $10 a piece or $27/car, so we paid the $27. We were here three years ago and quite honestly, I can't see much difference. Not sure how much progress has been made on it. But we did have an enjoyable visit and spent a lot of time looking at the displays and artifacts on exhibit. It will be a beautiful mountain when it's finished, but I'm sure I won't see it in my lifetime.

We then took the road into Custer and the wildlife loop in the park. We were rewarded with lots of wildlife in the area. We did see buffalo, but were hoping to see the big herd. We didn't, but we saw bison, prairie dogs, mule deer, antelope, elk and wild burros. So we were pleased with our day's adventure.

Not sure what tomorrow will bring yet!

Till next time. . .

Dale

2 comments:

Tab & Deanna said...

I can't wait till today! :-)

Dale said...

Me too!