Oct 6: SD/WY

Rapid City, South Dakota

Ice on the motel roof -- it got cold last night

Strategizing over breakfast at the Best Western
(best commercial lodgings of the trip so far,
and cheaper than far lesser establishments)

We head into the Black Hills for some monumental sights

Here's the first one

Remember the rain in Iowa on Oct 4? Up here, it was snow.

A neato bridge...

...made of laminated wood arches

Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota

Anne fends off the first snowball of the season


A distinguished profile

OK, here's the money shot

Mountain goats are not impressed

Crazy Horse Memorial, South Dakota

This thing looks the same as
when I last saw it -- 9 years ago!

Custer State Park, South Dakota

We recommend the Wildlife Loop road

Just don't open the door

Bison and fall color

Hey, we can't all be pretty boys

Rapid City, South Dakota

Back to Rapid City to see an old friend
(sorry about the blurry picture), then on to Wyoming

Devil's Tower National Monument, Wyoming

A far encounter

The Tower at sunset

the next day...