|It was off through the Black Hills of South Dakota to the Badlands. While traveling through the Black Hills, we decided to take a side trip to Hill City, which is one of the old west mining towns. It had a steam railroad and lots of saloons and gift shops. We browsed some of the gift shops and had lunch at a 50's dinner and then did some shopping and the Aiken-Gallo clan got old west pictures made which they will use on their Christmas cards. We then drove out to Interior, SD pop. 47 for the night. Susan and I had stayed at this campground before which is right on the edge of the Badlands National Park and has fantastic views of the formations and a really dark night sky--just doesn't get dark until 10 pm. There was a really interesting mix of campers. The unit next to Pete and Elisabeth was new and just like their unit. There were lots of tenters and just a few really big Class A units. We did find out from all the people who were coming west, that everywhere East was HOT! It was nice camping only about 2 miles from the Park entrance, since it meant we could sleep in the next day.