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Friday, September 19, 2008

The Black Hills

A beautiful morning and we took it easy. Michael walked the Jazzy girl while I got ready to go. A motorcycle ride was in our plans today and this is beautiful country for bike riding. We rode the entire "wildlife loop" in Custer State Park and to Sylvan Lake. We had lunch at the Very Berry Winery in Hill City. We came home and Michael checked the status of the stock market--we did recoup some of our losses today! To celebrate, we drove back into Custer and I visited the quilt store and then we had Dairy Queen ice cream. No supper for us tonight!

A view of Mount Rushmore from up on the mountain above the park. A much better way to view the presidents rather than fighting the crowds in the park. Both of us had been to Mount Rushmore in the past, too.

A herd of buffalo in Custer State Park. We saw these buffalo, wild burros, turkeys, antelope and deer.
More buffalo. When the herd is right by the road, you feel a little vulnerable on a motorcycle!
The buffalo corrals. The park rounds up the buffalo in October, brands the calves, vaccinate and then release all but about 500 buffalo. These 500 buffalo remain in the corrals until November when the public auction is held and the buffalo are sold to buyers across the country.

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