Friday, January 23, 2009


Pass into the Yellowstone Park -
July 19th $3.00 Good until August 3rd.

Beware - Bears in the park.

This shows only 1/2 of the hotel where we stayed mon. nite July 19th
Right in park. Not to far from the hotel was a dance hall.
We went to the dance that nite.

From hotel were we stayed.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Snow in July

First snow of the trip. This was after we left the Buffalo Bill Dam.

This is a perfect picture of the road (Cody road) to the Buffalo Bill dam and on toward the yellowstone. It was a very up grade pull. Cars with trailer houses were being towed by heavy tractors. We stayed at Sheridan. See a show "Nite People." July 18th, Sunday.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Buffalo Bill Dam

We took this road to the Yellowstone.
We stopped here at the Buffalo Bill Dam walked across it.

Buffalo Bill Dam Reservoir

Took this while on the dam.

We walked on the walk over dam where the rails are on left in picture.

Went through this tunnel near dam to parking lot
and walked back to go out in the dam.

Road going to the dam.

A lake near the dam.
Buffalo Bill Dam today.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Gold mine

Sunday July 18th - after going to the cemetery we went to Lead - went through as much of the gold mine as we could - very interesting. Then we started to head for the Yellowstone.

Brochures thus far..

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Old Style Bar

On Sunday morning we went up on the high hill to the cemetery where Wild Bill and Calamity Jane were buried - at Deadwood.

We were in this bar on Saturday evening. Nail kegs made into chairs. Saw dust on floor, guns and pistols everywhere. This is where the shooting of Wild Bill took place.

Friday, January 9, 2009

July 17th, 1954

Map of the Black Hills We had a meal of Buffalo steak for dinner July 17th at Sylvan Lake restaurant. The Sylvan lake was beautiful- could look down at it as we ate.

We see this in the evening in Deadwood.

We stayed here on Sat. night July 17th

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Wildlife

We were lucky to see the buffalo herd in the Black Hills.

large amount back in valley- a sight to see

These begging burros will come and eat out of your hands.

Here is a write up on them.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Mt Rushmore and the Needle Eye

Mt Rushmore in the Black Hills

One of the tunnels you drive thru in the Black Hills

road & rocks

You drive through this tunnel to go to the Needles Eye in the Black Hills.

Needles Eye