The next day we took it easy and stayed at home, resting from the previous day’s events and hikes… and preparing for the following day, July 1st, when we went to Custer State Park earlier hoping to see some critters, which we did. We saw bison herds, antelope, prairie dogs, mule deer, beggin’ burros (but we had no carrots or apples to give them, so they snubbed us). We took a small hike but the terrain was too rough and rocky so we cut it short.
The only 'Bobcat' we saw.
Then, the next day we had a brainstorm. In two days it would be our nation’s birthday… the 4th of July and in planning our day’s activities and meals, we knew that the area’s attractions would be swamped with tourists so obviously we did not want to add to them. So in planning to stay at the campground we thought that most of the other campers here (30 campsites) were from out of state (several even from Florida, like us) and included several men and women who were alone. So we took up Safeway on their advertised specials of Bratts and Hot Dogs (Buy 1, Get 1 Free) and Potato Chips (5 lg bags for $7), etc., and printed out a 4th of July Party invitation that we made copies of and took to each camp site.
The Party... next.