Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Black Hills of South Dakota-Part IV

Sunday, July 17th, our 12th wedding anniversary, was our last day at Custer State Park in the Black Hills.  We slept in and watched two videos. (remember, no TV reception here for 7 days)  We traveled about 30 miles to Sylvan Lake Lodge, which on these winding roads and narrow tunnels takes an hour.  Deb had a fillet Mignon and I had blackened chicken with risotto primavera.  We than strolled around Sylvan Lake. It was a nice night for a walk, around 80 degrees.  We finished off the day with a ranger led program about the pine beetle destruction of many area pine trees.  We loved Custer State Park, Mt. Rushmore, Rapid City, Wind Cave, the wildlife, and all of small towns and the surrounding area.  We hope to come back someday.
No trivia today, just some personal advise.  If you've been to Disney, Six Flags, the beach, and all the other tourist things, its time to get out and see your country.  There's a lot more out there then Mickey Mouse, Yogi Bear, and building sandcastles at the beach.  Learn about the past, our history, our beautiful parks and scenery, different, interesting places.  Go See America!
My bride at Sylvan Lake
Sylvan Lake

Beautiful Sylvan Lake
dusk near Sylvan Lake

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