Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Road Trip Day 2

Day 2 started in Wall, SD. We checked out Wall Drug, since our whole first day's drive we kept seeing signs for this place. It was raining so we knew our plans to site see might be thrown off. We did not expect to pretty much see nothing all day and drive in circles over and over again. Lucky for us there were a few stops we could make to save the day, they happened to all be revolved around drinking though.

On our way to the Jewled Caverns we stopped at Crazy Horse. Two trip tips for you: 1. Crazy Horse is a rip off. They charge you $10 a person to get in and then $4 a person to go down to see it. We paid the $20 to get in, which we regretted. You can get a good enough view of it from the visitors center, but for sure not worth the money. As you can see it was really foggy...
This is a scale model of what it is supposed to look like one day.
Tip 2 is make reservations to the Jewled Caverns online ahead of time. The long tour was all booked up for the day and the only one we could get into was 2 hours away from when we were there. We opted out of the tour since it was so far off. So after 2 failed attempts at seeing some cool stuff we returned to a little town we had driven through and had some drinks.
First at the Bumpin Buffalo..
Then at the Mangy Moose..
Then we were off to Mount Rushmore! Well so we planned on.We got to the entry and were told there was zero viability of the monument due to the weather.
So we made our way out of the Black Hills, but made a stop at a winery on our way out. They had some pretty good wines, all made from grapes grown in South Dakota.
After the winery we drove to Rapid City, SD where we stopped at the Firehouse Brewing Co for one more beer and dinner. We had buffalo brisket that was SUPER good.
Then on to Wyoming, where we hoped to have a better site seeing day tomorrow.

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