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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Driving around Blackhills

We had some rain over night and the am was very cloudy but it looked like it was going to break up so we hit the drives around the Blackhills.
The first was the wildlife loop thru Custer State Park. We saw the bison, antelope, deer and prairie dogs, we also did some birding from the car. We saw both eastern and mountain bluebirds, spotted towhee, pinyon jay, and turkeys for a sample of our 23 species we could ID.
We also meet the toll collectors, they let us by even tho we didn't have any toll food for them.

We decided to take in Wind Cave National Monument, we got there in time for the Natural Entrance tour. It was interesting but after seeing Carlsbad Caverns it was a little dull.

Then north to the Needles road and to Hill City for dinner at the Alpine House where they only serve filets Mignon in two sizes 6 or 9 oz, with wedge of lettuce, baked potato and Texas toast. The afternoon turned out beautiful so we have been lucky with the weather and hitting tour times on our visit.
I have been putting some of my photos on my flickr site if you want to see more pics of our visit to the Blackhills.

1 comment:

Kelly said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time and sounds really fun and interesting. i think it would be cool to have a toll collector like the one you had haha.