We had beautiful weather when we visited the Black Hills on day two of our nose work road trip to Wyoming. Of course, as it was every day, it was very windy, but when you are in the forest, the wind isn’t so bad. As long as the sun is shining and it is not raining or snowing, it is a good day to be tourist hounds.
We used our new word, “animal”, to see our favorite thing, a prairie dog. These little critters are all over racing around, and going in and out of their little holes in the ground!
It wouldn’t be right if one doesn’t find a buffalo roaming around on the prairie right next to the forest area. This big fellow was right off the side of the road. We barked and barked but he would not even lift his head to look at us. How rude!
We came upon a beautiful lake surrounded by the woods of the Black Hills. The sun sparkles on the water and it sure looks pretty!
A bit further down the road we could see the snow covered mountains behind the lake. It is really pretty. We think the Badlands are interesting, but the Black Hills are beautiful and we prefer them to the Badlands if we have to pick one. Seeing the mountains makes us really want to go to Colorado one day.
There is one more view of a resort on the lake. It was closed this time of year, but we can imagine it would be packed in the warmer months. Once again, we are thankful we had the area to ourselves because of the time of year.
On our way out of the forest, we drove through Custer. This mural is right on the main street. Mom said we could not rent the ATV’s, so we decided to settle for a photo instead. We are sure thankful we got to see such a beautiful area! Tomorrow we will have our photos from Mt. Rushmore, and that will wrap up our quick Wyoming trip.
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