Oct 11 Day 17 Off to Custer State Park


It was a pretty chaotic night with the rain and hail pounding and the wind rocking and it’s a brilliant surprise to wake to a patchy blue sky.  The wind still carries on.  The poodles are exuberantly excited to get out in the weather.  The temperature reads 39 degrees but the forecast for Custer State Park reads Rain followed by Rain.  I’m determined to go anyway.→→→→→→→→→→→→→→→→→→→→IMG_1554

I bundle up in hat, gloves and wind- breaker.   After a short walk and breakfast we’re on the road again.


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I love South Dakota’s attitude toward dogs





I’ve stopped in the town of Hot Springs to find internet access.  After spending about 2 hours parked outside a hotel I’m able to get yesterday’s blog post sent.  Too tired to do more, so off we go, even though I’m not sure if we’ll have internet later today.

Getting gas… what’s wrong with this picture?


The wind is wild and I can barely open the car door to take a break.→→→→→→→→→→

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 Of course the Poodles love the bluster →→→→→→→→→→→→→→→→→→→→→→→


Every time I set out, I think the scenery is more beautiful than before.

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As we get closer to Custer, the sky seems to be clearing!

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More Places I can’t go→→→→→→→→→→

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Entering into Custer State Park.  Everything seems to be closed so there’s no where to get a map of the park:  I have no idea where I am or where to go.  The sign inside the entrance (the entrance fee is a modest 15 dollars for 7 days), says”Wilderness Loop” so I decide to give it a whirl.  Turns out to be a 30 mile drive through the center of the park.


Look at that sky!




make sure you click this picture

We’re in Buffalo territory now


but only a single one amongst all the elk


that little brown dot in the foreground of the tiny dots is a buffalo


More buffalo evidence!


Custer State Park Weather Forecast, SD

2 thoughts on “Oct 11 Day 17 Off to Custer State Park

  1. Wendy Wahman says:

    What a great post, Vikki. Really feel like we’re back on the road with you. Except surrounded by city and there’s not a buffalo in the sky…


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