Biker week has begun early ready or not. We have a few in the campground and are seeing some good sized groups passing through. Actually the Sturgis Rally is to be Aug.3 - Aug.9 but this being the 75 anniversary has prompted the early start. I told Wendy we will just put in our ear plugs and hide.
Wendy and I took a day trip the other day venturing out to Badlands National Park. It is located only about 75 miles east of here an easy day trip.
We took a different route there opting to stay off the freeway. We caught Highway 44 out of Rapid City that takes you on a more southern edge of the Badlands. We went through the ghost town of Scenic, a 12 acre town that sold with 46 other acres for 799,000. It also included the Longhorn Saloon, the post office, a dance hall, two stores, and train depot that is on an abandoned train line. The train line(104 miles) is part of a rails to trails project from Rapid City to Kadoka.
Through the Badlands on a pretty hot day maybe not the best idea, we only ventured short walks seeing some of the amazing views.