We also shared a great meal with Jay and Anita at the Alpine Inn in Hill City. The Inn has a great filet mignon special every evening, and of course we had to follow it up with a couple of fantastic desserts.
This is a meal we have shared in the past with friends Pat and Mike, Dale and Mark, and Gregg, who unfortunately were not able to come to Custer this year. We miss them all and want them to know they were remembered as we chowed down on our traditional feast.
We have taken a few drives through Custer State Park. We always see something, including this massive bison bull grazing beside the road.
However, this was the first time we ever saw Mirriam's Turkeys holding up traffic to beg for a handout. It is common to see a dozen cars stopped to look at a bison, pronghorn or bighorn sheep. However, turkeys are another matter. These two jakes hang out at the same spot in the park, and when cars stop they come running over with their recognizable “pert-pert” calls to see if anyone will toss them a treat.