Day 8:  Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse

Day 8: Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse

I have wanted to visit Mt. Rushmore for many, many years, but the opportunity never presented itself.  I was so excited that I woke up early; I mean really early.  I’m like a kid on Christmas morning.  Gene got up early as well and we walked to the local “Our...
Day 7: Buffalo, WY to Custer, SD

Day 7: Buffalo, WY to Custer, SD

Our drives each day have been filled with beautiful landscapes and mostly mountain views. We are now about to head through eastern Wyoming where the population is sparse and there is a quiet beauty to the landscape (as long as you don’t have to cross it in a covered...
The Great Battlefield Tour

The Great Battlefield Tour

 We get ready to leave the hotel for our trip south to Buffalo, WY when I ask Gene what the plan for the day is.  “I want to stop at Little Big Horn Battlefield if you don’t mind,” he says.  Of course I don’t mind.  I know about Custer and Little Big Horn – some.  ...
Day 4: Yellowstone North Loop

Day 4: Yellowstone North Loop

After our last night at the Dude Ranch and a hearty breakfast, we start our day with a plan.  We will go to Yellowstone when it opens and head straight to the bison herd and waterfalls before the crowds get big.  We know we have to run the “bear dinning gauntlet”...