Wind Cave National Park
Hot Springs is just one of those cute towns that you end up in where you just Ooo and Ahhh as you drive through it. When we met Jim and Barb here for dinner after we first arrived we knew we wanted to come back through it so we stayed an extra day to explore.
While Steve was working, Hurley and I walked along the trail.
We had lunch at this place on the corner which made a delicious Green Chili burger that we split.
Plenty of colorful murals throughout town too.
This quilt shop made me think of our friend Sue who loves to quilt. Unfortunately it was closed.
Darn, both the coffee shop and the ice cream parlor were closed too.
The architecture is beautiful. I wish we could've gone inside. Not sure if they ever give tours.
Medal of Honor recipient.
We rested in the shade and admired the grounds. This one sits up high on a hill and overlooks the town. I just love cemeteries. So much history here.
The sun was at the exact angle to make the shadows line up and seem to connect the headstones.
There was a big beautiful green house surrounded by lawns, trees and blossoming bushes.
Again, I wish there was a sign or something to tell you about the buildings.
We did come across a promising looking museum but it too was closed until the next weekend. There is another important site located in Hot Springs called the Mammoth Site & Museum which contains the worlds largest research facility and remains but we ran out of time.
We have a couple more stops in South Dakota before we head to the only state we haven't visited yet in our 5th wheel as full time travelers. And one of us moves permanently out of California....