Continuing travels thru the US

On a side note from the last post: I forgot to mention that we happened to camp in a “dry town” in Nebraska.  I didn’t even know such things existed!  Apparently it is a Mennonite community and there is no alcohol sold or allowed.

Anyway, we made our way up to Alliance, Nebraska to Carhenge, a twist on Stonehenge.  The pictures are below.  We stayed at our first RV park that didn’t have any bathrooms.  Even in Mexico, they have pit toilets.  Oh well.  We also saw our first herd of Antelope along this trip in Nebraska, but no luck spying prairie dogs.

South Dakota-We saw so many herds of Antelope that we quit counting, they were everywhere.  We also saw deer, but I was too slow to get good pictures of them.  We had a really good time here.  The weather is still pretty good, so we were able to do a lot of fun stuff.  We stopped at the Mammoth Site in Hot Springs.  This was a pretty cool spot where they have a large display of mammoth bones that were discovered in a sink hole.  The building is covered to preserve them, so it is fairly unique.  We also went to the Crazy Horse Monument, which I didn’t think looked that much more complete than when I saw it as a kid, but it was still cool.  Then, off to Mt. Rushmore.  Bob had been to see it about 50 years ago and the park itself is a bit different.  The best part is, we are here off the tourist season, so there are no crowds.  From here we went to Deadwood.  We stayed here two days and had so much fun.  We did a few tourist things such as visiting Wild Bill Hicock’s grave and Saloon #10, where is supposedly where he was shot. The original saloon burned down, so this is the new replica.  They have gambling halls in deadwood, so we had to check them out.  We got in a slot machine tournament, Bob took 2nd place, and overall came out with more money than we spent.  The most interesting thing we came across was an Adult Bingo game.  Bob jokingly asked if it was strip bingo, and they said no, but the prizes alternated between drinks  and sex toys.  WHAT?  It was for charity, so a good cause and buy in was only $5.00.  In case you are wondering, we didn’t win.  On our way out of South Dakota we went through Sturgis to see it during downtime.  It is hard to imagine the estimated 1 million people that they are expecting this year at the motorcycle rally.

Carhenge-Alliance, Nebraska

Carhenge-Alliance, Nebraska

Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota

Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota

South Dakota

South Dakota

Carhenge, Alliance, Nebraska

Carhenge, Alliance, Nebraska

 

Sturgis, South Dakota

Sturgis, South Dakota

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