On the road with Ed and Judie travel blog

Bighorn Sheep moving in the trees

Bison cows and calves

Wild Burro with her foal

A Custer landscape with Bison

A deserted Wagon

Overview of Custer Park

White Tail Deer

Prairie Dog

Pronghorn ready to leap

A Pronghorn trio


Tuesday we took a drive to the town of Custer and had an excellent lunch. Ed participated in a conference call after lunch and the rest of us wandered thru a gift shop.

Also, in Custer is the National Wood Carving Museum, we toured the spot and enjoyed all the carvings. Some are realistic while others are whimsical and fun to watch. The carver whose work is displayed was the first animator for Walt Disney and most of his carvings are animated in a humorous manner.

We then drove to Custer State Park. This park is known for a variety of wild life and we were excited to see Bison, Bighorn Sheep, Prairie Dog Town, Pronghorn Antelopes, wild Burros and a Bluebird.

The day was cloudy with rain and light snow in some areas. This may have allowed us to see the animals at close range. After enjoying the trip thru the State Park, we returned to the resort.

Wednesday we woke to snow on the ground! It snowed lightly but steadily until early evening, but the accumulation on the ground was only about two inches. The news said that Rapid City actually received about seven inches, but it melted about as quickly as it fell. Very exciting to the Hudsons, not so much to the Hills! We played Rummikub and the games got more competitive as time went by! It was a very good use of a snowy day and we all enjoyed it.



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