June 10, 2010, Thursday, South Dakota

     I got up early today to return to Mount Rushmore for a view in the morning.  Borglum said the faces had to face southeast to receive the morning light.  It was nice and empty when I returned.

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     After breakfast we headed for Bear Country U. S. A., a drive through wildlife park.  It was fun to find the animals and the bears were the best!

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Rocky Mt. Elk                 Reindeer                         Arctic Wolf

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Big Horn Sheep             ?? Sheep ??                  Rocky Mt. Goat

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Black Bears

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Buffalo                           Mountain Lion                Red Fox

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Albino Raccoon                  Otter                             Peacock

     After a stop in the gift shop, we headed for Deadwood.  We checked in at the Hampton Inn, 4 Acres Casino, had lunch, and then caught a tour bus.  We passed some of the sights in town and then headed for Mount Moriah Cemetery, better known as Boot Hill.  Just as we got out to see Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane’s graves, it started to pour.  We had to roll down plastic “windows”, so we missed some of the views.  Walking around, we saw where Wild Bill was shot.

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     We had the buffet at the hotel which was just okay.  Ray enjoyed a brief stop at the casino and I rested.

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