Custer, Rushmore, and Crazy Horse

I have upgraded my blog editing program, so now you should not be seeing any advertisements and I should be able to insert little videos.  Let’s see how well this works.

Up at the crack of dawn, we were off to look for wildlife. Custer State Park has a wildlife loop where we found what we were looking for. We saw a huge herd of buffalo. Click on the arrow in the middle of this pic and see if it plays for you.

 

While we were watching the herd a biker came through, slow and cautious, and suddenly one of the larger animals jumped out from the side of the road and head-butted the biker nearly knocking him down. He wobbled a bit but then got control and continued on. When he got by us he said it was a scary thing, and when the lady on the bike behind him came by she was saying “Oh God, Oh God, Oh God.”  It was a close one, that’s for sure.

Biker

Biker

There were wild donkeys relaxing on the side of the road. One was napping.

Wild Donkys

Wild Donkeys

If you read this blog last year you will recognize these pictures. We were here in September on our way back to Minnesota from our Alaska trip. Well, here we are again. We’re in the area so just had to see it all again.

We spent a few hours at Mount Rushmore.

Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore

There is a trail that leaves from the observation deck that you can hike for a closer look.

Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore

Along that hike we got a glimpse of a mountain goat.

Mountain Goat

Mountain Goat

And, of course, if you see Mount Rushmore you must also visit the Crazy Horse Memorial, so that’s what we did. They’ve been working on it for years, and I doubt they will have it done in my lifetime.

Crazy Horse Memorial

Crazy Horse Memorial

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Native American Dance Demonstration

Native American Dance Demonstration

We spent a couple of hours there too, they have an awesome visitor center.  At the restaurant there we had to have South Dakota’s Official State Dessert….KUCHEN

Kuchen

Kuchen

On our way home be saw this lone antelope and stopped to watch it for a while.

Antelope

Antelope

  • Gasoline:   none
  • Lodging:   $26
  • Admission:   $11 to park, but Mt. Rushmore is free (your tax dollars at work)
  • Admission:   $22 Crazy Horse Memorial (no Federal or State dollars go here)
  • Admission:   Custer State Park (7-day pass), $15
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3 Responses to Custer, Rushmore, and Crazy Horse

  1. Shirley says:

    Quite an adventurous day! Wonderful pictures

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Craig Dresser says:

    Great post! Thanks!

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