Helen and I spent another day in and around Deadwood. Kevin Costner filmed some of "Dances with Wolves" in the area and now owns a casino in Deadwood. I was not impressed. Everyone owns a casino in Deadwood and I laughingly told Helen that there was probably a combination barber shop/casino. Later on, my prophecy would prove true. There was a casino in a barber shop.
We also took a scenic ride through Spearfish Canyon, a very beautiful ride where we saw some lingering snow. We saw a few people fishing, but saw no one catching. This morning we headed out early so we could stop early in the day. Billings was not a very long drive because we wanted to break up the drive to St. Mary, Montana tomorrow. It was a very beautiful ride through SD, Wyoming, and Montana. Very beautiful country with snow capped mountains off in the distance. I saw more Pronghorn Antelope than I have ever seen before. They were in ones and twos and in herds of as many as twenty.
Our destination in Billings is the KOA campground. This is a bit more expensive than some, but after two nights in the swamp we wanted to be sure we had a good experience tonight. It's perfect. Spotless bathrooms, clear potable water, and an off leash area for the dogs make this a very nice place indeed.
Tomorrow we are off to St. Mary and Glacier National Park where we expect to be for several days.