South Dakota Trip
September, 2009

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Our rig at start of trip


KOA in Streetsboro, OH

"Pig Rock"







KOA in Union, IL



Had dinner here the 2nd night



Wind Farms, very cool!


Odd rock formations in Wisconsin


Crossing the Mississippi River in WI




The road runs on and on
straight as an arrow

KOA in Jackson, MN

A no-name restaraunt
we ate at... not great.

KOA in Interior, SD


Now, that's one big metropolis!

Interior's "Jail"

Visit to a Minute Man II
launch control facility

The underground launch control

Minute Man II silo

Minute Man II in its silo

Badlands National Park! We've arrived!


"White river" (loaded
with silt from disolving rocks)



Sunset in the Badlands





That's what we call dry!

Us in the Badlands


Sabre Tooth skull













































Our first prairie dogs









Bison in the Badlands area




Driving the Badlands
lower loop road











Ellsworth AFB Air
and Space Museum

B-52 passes over the base

Minute Man II missle loadee

B-1 (AKA The 'Bone')


F-111

B-29

Wow! That's tall!

B-52

Minute Man II training silo



The view from our campground

Mount Rushmore

Gutzon Borglum, Sculptor















The Crazy Horse monument,
a work in progress









Flyin' T Chuckwagon
Supper and Show





The Alpine Inn.
$11 Filet dinner!


Bear County, USA

Elk






Wolves

Mountain Goats



Bears... lots of bears!



More wolves, mixed
in with the bears




Puma








Bison



Burro

Grizzly playing in his pool




Feedin' time



Badger

Racoon

Bear cubs



Devil's Tower in Wyoming





Debris all around the base

The trail around the base










The beinning of a drive
through the 'Needles'












And here's why they
are called the Needles.




Wild Buffalo in
Custer State Park



Prong tipped Antelope

Buffalo herd, preparing
for the upcoming roundup









Wind Cave National Park

The original entrance

The kid that found it
must have been small to fit

The modern day entrance








Always yield to pedestrians...
especially big ones!

The Mammoth Dig site
in Hot Springs