WYOMING: Buffalo Bill Center of the West

June 14th ~ Cody to Teton National Park ~

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Cody has a brilliant center that is really five museums in one. In fact it has so much to see that your admission ticket is good for two days! Continue reading

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WYOMING: Devils Tower to Cody

June 13th ~ Cody, WY ~

Somewhere along the road between Devils Tower and Cody

This was a travel day taking us three hundred miles from Devils Tower to Cody Wyoming.

About the only significant event was seeing a moose along the road at 60 mile-per-hour and the beautiful scenery. Sorry did not get a picture of the moose. Continue reading

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Wolves, Deadwood and Devils Tower National Monument

June 12th ~ South Dakota to Wyoming ~

Devils Tower, Wyoming

The wolves were howling again when I woke up. They were in harmony and rather pleasant to listen to until the campground owner’s dogs started barking. And so started my morning. Continue reading

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SOUTH DAKOTA: Wildlife Loop and Wind Cave National Park

June 11th ~ South Dakota ~

Wildlife Loop in Custer State Park

Yesterday we had been so enamored by Custer State Park that we decided to return to see more of it. The southern portion of the park has a Wildlife Loop where buffalo can often be spotted. Continue reading

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SOUTH DAKOTA: Custer State Park, Crazy Horse, Mt. Rushmore National Park

June 10th ~ South Dakota, just outside of Custer State Park ~

Custer State Park viewpoint

Another full day. We all came back to the RV pretty bushed last night, so now I’m playing catch-up on my blogging. I might just do a condensed version today – or not… Continue reading

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SOUTH DAKOTA: Badlands National Park

June 9th ~ South Dakota ~

A rainbow of colors at Badlands National Park

BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK

Designated a National Monument in 1939, it is a relatively young National Park, getting that status in 1978. Drawing around a million visitors a year, the parks 244,000 acres is home to bison, bighorn sheep, prairie dogs and black-footed ferrets. Continue reading

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SOUTH DAKOTA: Dignity of Earth and Sky Statue

June 8th ~ Chamberlain,  SD

Front of Dignity Statue

We decided to have a shorter day. Our only scheduled stop was to see the Dignity Statue which is located at a rest stop/information center overlooking the Missouri River along I-90 near the town of Chamberlain, SD. Continue reading

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SOUTH DAKOTA: Falls Park, Porter Sculpture Garden, Corn Palace

June 7th ~ Mitchell, South Dakota ~

Falls Park ~ View from observation platform

We had a full day, and I am concerned that we may be stretching Shirley a bit. She is not used to doing this much walking and I can see her getting weary as the day progresses. I don’t want her to overdo it, and get sick or injured, so we will be watching closely. Continue reading

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IOWA: Grotto of the Redemption

June 6th ~ West Bend, IA ~

The Grotto of the Redemption with St Michael, the Archangel

One does not expect to find a site sometimes billed as the “Eighth Wonder of the World’ in a small town in rural NW Iowa, with an estimated population of only 700 people. But today we had the opportunity to see this place for ourselves. Continue reading

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IOWA: Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum

June 5th ~ West Branch, IA ~

Hoover Presidential Library and Museum

As we expected, there is a bit of a learning curve when a third party joins us in the RV. We were up around 8:00 this morning, but by the time we got ourselves organized, waited out a thunderstorm, got showered, hair washed, had tea/coffee, ate breakfast, hooked the car up, and closed up the RV, it was 11:00 before we got out the door. Continue reading

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