|not too bad a road, a little washboardy in places|
We headed to Custer State Park, one of our all time favorite parks, national or otherwise, located about 60 miles from the RV park we are staying in, Elkhorn Ridge RV park. We LOVE Custer State Park...it's beautiful, and there is lots of wildlife to see every time. The ranger station has very knowledgeable people working there, and they tell you where the latest sightings of the buffalo herds can be found.
Today, they said, you have to go off the park loop road onto some gravel roads, and that's where you will find them. We have a four wheel drive truck, and that would be easy peasy to take a truck on those kind of roads. They are just dusty and dirty, usually, but not a problem for cars, either, so off we went.
We hadn't gone just a few miles, when WHAM! There were two big boys off to the side, grazing and lounging around by themselves. Guess they could have been big girls, too, who knows? Here's the bigger one of the two.A little further down the road, and here comes the herd....
We just love seeing these big bison out in nature, and they just mosey along wherever they feel like it, cross the road whenever they feel like it, and just do their thing. We saw them laying down dirt holes that they've scraped out, and rolling around in the dirt. We saw babies walking dutifully along behind their mothers trying to keep up.
And then, a trip to Custer State Park is not complete without seeing the begging burros. They are definitely NOT following safe distancing!
And then there are some, who are like, meh....
Here's something you don't see very often in the rest of the country!
We loved Custer, working there, seeing all the sites. Maybe one day we'll go back :)ReplyDelete
Great flashback..love that place:))ReplyDelete