Saturday, May 24, 2008

Day 6: The Black Hills

Last day blogging about Day 6, I promise. But we certainly did a lot that day... after Deadwood it was time for a leisurely drive back to the hotel to squeeze in one more visit to the pool before retiring. In some of these pictures (I had to darken them a bit) you can tell just how strong the sun was, though by this time it was late afternoon. P and I drove back to Rapid City through the Black Hills~ a beautiful introduction to mountains before our visit to Devil's Tower the next day.

The town between Deadwood and Rapid City appeared to be Nemo, also the name of the scenic mountain road we were driving on. We got out of the car and walked around Nemo~ a campground, church, and several horse riding ranches lay between the surrounding hills. By then my ears were popping, but I'm not one of those people who that is very painful for, so it was exciting. We saw horses all over the place on the drive home, even some mountain goats! It was here that the rock started becoming wildly colorful, too. I got out of the car several more times to get photos of the area!

Our view from the hotel in Rapid City. Day 6! :)

1 comment:

always young at heart said...

getting caught up on your trip. awesome mountains and scenery. A trip to remember forever.