Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Mount Rushmore and Custer State Park, South Dakota
Today (Aug 28) we went to the Wall Drug Store for breakfast. We arrived early and saw the street almost empty. When we left, people were looking for parking spaces. The store is huge, and now includes new shops and a children's play area at the rear of the store. We then saw some highlights in the town of Deadwood, then saw Mount Rushmore and drove to Custer State Park, South Dakota. The temperature was in the mid 90s, instead of the 102F we experienced driving across South Dakota yesterday. The road (Iron Mountain Road) we took to Custer State Park was so scenic... wow! The road was narrow, with numerous tight switch-backs, and several log bridges and tunnels. Trucks and RVs can't use this road.