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Published: September 14th 2009
Ron was right -the fun did start in South Dakota!
The drive from Michigan is very long! One of the best parts is on highway 90 right at the border of Minnesota and Wisconsin. It is all hills and valleys where the small rivers feed into the Mississippi.
There are stretches of S. Dakota that have acres and acres of corn and sunflowers.
We are in Custer State Park which is on the western edge of the state about 70 miles from Wyoming. This park is enormous, 71,000 acres in the Black Hills. We are in the Blue Bell campground; there are 7 others. On the way to the campsite we saw one buffalo along the road and one in a campground, big horn sheep were coming down the side of a hill, also a deer was munching away along the road. There were turkeys in the campground and a bunny on the way to the showers - and we haven't even gotten out the binoculars yet. The area is all mountains and crags and little streams covered by tall pine trees.
This morning was very foggy, but those crazy buffalo
were still graziing next to the road. We also got some pictures of the prong horns and one area is known for its begging burros - ron fed one an apple
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