Late morning we decided to take a ride to the town of Custer via the wildlife loop in Custer State Park. Mostly the wildlife appear in the morning and early evening hours but we ran across a few that could not tell time.
Here is a pic of a Pronghorn, (usually misidentified as an antelope).
Here is a pic of a lone Bison just taking it easy on the side of the road.
It seems like most towns like to have fake animals on the street corners. In Shawnee, OK it was horses, back in Baltimore it was crabs, and here in Custer SD it is buffalo.
Here are some pics of the downtown buffalo.
We walked around the town center for a bit but not much to see. Quite a few of the stores were closed and for sale or rent; typical of most small towns these days.
Since visiting Custer did not take a lot of time we drove south on Rt. 16A also known as the Needles Hwy. The road is very narrow with a couple of low height tunnels. As we approached the first tunnel a tour bus was approaching from the other direction. I yielded the right of way and was amazed a large coach would fit. I have driven passenger coaches before and I cannot imagine driving one on this road.
Here are a couple of pics of the needles.
There are a lot of hiking trails and rock climbing areas along the Needles Hwy. I chose to do my exorcise turning the steering wheel.
On our way back to the campground we came across these mountain sheep.
When we got back to the Inn we had cocktails outside as the weather was just beautiful. Then Ginger heated some leftovers for dinner. Mmm.... just as good as the first time. Just some TV and relaxing for the rest of the evening.
See you down the road.