Saturday, July 13, 2013




And also the scraggiest mountain goat.  I believe it is the same one we seen six years ago at this very site.  And he has in no means improved with age!  He was in the process of shedding his winter coat which contributed greatly to his appearance.


We took the day to take a drive of the area, and to have lunch at the Alpine Café in Hill City.  Which is a must do when in the area.  During lunch they have a wide menu, strongly German, very good, beautiful presentation.  Dinner is filet mignon, 6 or 9 ounce only, 8 to 10 dollars,  AND dessert, over 30 of them!  That way you only have to make one choice, what dessert.  Chuck and I shared a sandwich and and apple napoleon dessert.  Soooo good. 


From there we went on to Mount Rushmore.  Having been there many times we decided that we would by pass the 11 dollar parking fee (entrance is free) and see what we could for free.  Love this view with George Washington in the background.


Then there is this one, as you come out of a tunnel.  Could not get a good enough picture while we were in the tunnel though.


                   They frown on your stopping IN the tunnel.


Taking a very windy road through some beautiful country we made our way to Custard State Park.  The buffalo were in several huge herds,


but several time we found ourselves sharing the road with one of these big guys.



It was a great drive, good weather, good food and good company.  Doesn’t get any better than that.  

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