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Rawlins to Deadwood May 29, 2012

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Day three of our 7 week trip finds us leaving Rawlins, Wyoming at 9:45 a.m. Mountain Time after a breakfast of raw oatmeal with almonds.  This was another day of pronghorn sightings.  There were hundreds of them here and there along our route.  After missing two on the road yesterday, we were alertly watching the roadsides today.  On our route today through Wyoming, we saw many critters including buffalo.

This is beef country, so we have seen many, many cows. But for lunch we ate chicken!  Oh, while eating lunch we saw a seagull fly by – in Wyoming! 

The South Dakota welcome sign shows Mount Rushmore.  We visited there in 2004 while on another road trip east.

After driving 350 miles today, we arrived in Deadwood, South Dakota at 3:30 Mountain Time.  Deadwood is in the Black Hills and the scenery is awesome.  We stayed at the Deadwood KOA in a Kamping Kabin.  The elevation was about 4500 feet.  The temperature was 45 when we went to bed, but the Kabin had a nice heater.  This KOA was beautiful.  The campsites were in a wooded area.  We did have to cart our stuff up the flight of stairs, though, and walk up the hill to the bathroom. 

This KOA offered a free shuttle into the historic town of Deadwood.  We took the ride at 6 p.m. 

  We spent two hours wandering through the town looking in gift shops and people watching.  One shop we stopped in sold ice cream cones!  The ice cream was exceptional.  I got a waffle cone filled with one scoop of Pecan Praline.  Their scoops were very generous.  Tom got a cake cone filled with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.  By the time the shuttle picked us up at 8:00, we were getting cold.  Again, our cabin had a nice electric heater. 

These cabins may not have bathrooms, but they do have wifi! 

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Author: Cindy

Christian, wife, mother, grandmother, artist.

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