Friday, September 07, 2007

Yellowstone to Rapid City (Road Trip part 6)

The next morning we packed up our tent and headed east out of the park.

We ended up in Cody, Wyoming, a town founded by Buffalo Bill. We had lunch in the original saloon, and I made the experience complete with a nice cold sarsaparilla.

After browsing around town for a bit we hit the road for the long drive across Wyoming and into South Dakota.

We hit one of my favorite sites, Devil's Tower, right as the sun was setting. Our first glimpse of the monument came as we simultaneously crested a hill while reaching the climax of the overture to "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (which was filmed there). Way cool.

The National monument had officially closed when we got there, but no one was in the booth and the gate was open so we went in and had the place to ourselves.

After we left the park, and got lost in a town called Hulet (I say it is pronounced Hull-it, Sarah insists its Hue-let), we drove east the rest of the night until we pulled into Rapid City just in time for my eyes to stop working.

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