Last Sunday we stopped in Deadwood, SD per the recommendation of Connie (no blog). We decided to take the Boot Hill tour which was very informative (it was also only one hour long and cost $8 per person (seniors)). Some very interesting history went on there back in the 1870-1880s. I'm glad we went.
Next, we drove to North Dakota and spent the night at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The park is amazing and we were excited to see a lot of buffalo. The main drawback for camping there is that I got eaten alive by some bugs - I don't know what they were, it wasn't mosquitoes - and I spent a couple miserable nights because of the itching.
Here are some of the buffalo.
This one actually rolled in the dust and I got a video of that.
There were several prairie dog "towns." They are so cute and will bark at you if you get to close to their home! They also sit right by the side of the road and don't budge when you drive by!
The old west has a certain fascination, doesn't it?
Thanks for all your comments. I haven't been able to answer all of them as we don't always have wi-fi access. We just arrived in Iron River, MI. This is the town that DH's mom grew up in and we are here to do some family tree research.