And you never know what you’re going to see… maybe a plane on a stick!
The weather was perfect. Not too hot as we saw our first glimpse of Devils Tower. It’s so weird to have this rock appear out of nowhere.
From there we headed southeast into the Black Hills National Forest. Deadwood was our lunch stop. This is a cute little town with a rich history. In fact, it is where Wild Bill Hickock was murdered and the home of Calamity Jane. We enjoyed a walk through the town and visitor center and had lunch outside at the site of an old gas station – now a restaurant.
Mining built the town and after World War I, the mining industry diminished. It is now a tourist destination with ski resorts and casinos.
Eventually we made it to Mt. Rushmore.
Tonight we took a nice long walk into Custer for dinner and then stopped for ice cream on the way back. Great relaxing day with nice roads and beautiful scenery. Tomorrow will be a long day – about 400 miles. We’ll end up in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.