Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Great American Road Trip: Day 3

On day 3 we awoke in Dickinson, North Dakota.  The La Quinta also offers a hot breakfast bar, so I headed downstairs for a waffle!

On our way back to the freeway we stopped for gas and I noticed an oddity in the convenience store:
What a shame.  Todd wanted a fountain soda.

Today our plan is to head South, down the Enchanted Highway.  Along the 32 mile Enchanted Highway we passed 6 large metal sculptures.  They are billed as the largest scrap metal sculptures in the world.

Fluffy has fun with some smaller metal sculptures at the gift shop:

And the next thing we knew we arrived in South Dakota!

As we headed South towards the Black Hills the scenery remained much as it had been since Wyoming,  green rolling hills, cattle ranches, some hay farms, and lots of blue sky.

First stop in South Dakota: Bell Fourche, the geographic center of the US.  They had a nice park with a monument that Fluffy enjoyed.

The scenery broke from rolling fields to hills covered in pine trees.  We wound around on country backroads and made a couple more stops.  We needed some refreshments after all this driving!
Sturgis, SD

Deadwood, SD....Do you see two red foxes in this picture?

Before dinner time we arrived at Powder House Lodge, where we had booked the Honeymoon cabin!

We decided to have cocktails on the balcony before heading down to the bottom of the hill for dinner.

Yes!  That's a hot tub behind me.  Yes!  We used it after dinner.

Miles driven today: 321
Number of times I said "Wow, it's so green here!": 792


bnicholson said...

What an awesome road trip! I love Fluffy in the Tin Man sculpture. Looks like the Camaro could be eaten by the giant mosquito.

Trisha said...

Wow! Looks like you had a great time! Love the shirt! :)