Hot Springs to Winner through The Badlands

To start with today I am going to add a few more pictures from yesterday ( I simply got too tired last night to continue).

Some of the group at the top of Iron Mountain Road
We ran into a road block of burros in Custer State Park

A Big Guy taking a dust bath

Today we started the day out seeing a lot of wild turkeys beside the road.

Wild turkeys

We then are on our way through the back side of the Badlands.

Heading into the Badlands

We make a stop at the ghost town of Scenic.

Scenic, SD

The guys in front of the saloon. I find it kind of ironic that Scenic is at the starting of the Badlands!

Scenes in “Scenic”

We go on through the Badlands heading to Interior, SD

Interior, SD

We have lunch at Interior, I have the Indian taco on fry bread. It was huge and I couldn’t eat it all. We visit the gift shop, the visitor’s center and take the loop walk.

All the cars at Badlands

Lizzie in the Badlands

Highway #44 sure should be in the running for “Loneliest Highway”. However the Badlands have their own special beauty.

Lizzie and the Badlands
Lizzie and the Badlands

We take the loop walk even though it has signs to look out for rattlesnakes!

Gay, Janet, Bob, Lori in front Marilynn, Kathy, John, Rick, and Pete in back
Views from on the loop walk

You can see forever

We head onto Winner.

It is a very long day. We go 280 miles today and with the time change (losing an Hour) we don’t get to the hotel until 8:45 in the dark. So that is all for today.