Today we took a quick trip to Wind Cave National Park. I try to be as honest as I can when I speak about the places that we visit. So this entry will be no different. The park does not compare to Custer State Park. It is a beautiful place, but there is no comparison to it and Custer. What wind cave does have going for it is the cave system burried below the landscape. We signed up for an early tour this morning and as usual we were met with a surprise. After we were just steps inside the cave the entire lighting system failed. I kid you not. The park ranger was not deterred. He simply unzipped his backpack and started handing out flashlights. So for the next hour we explored one of the largest caves in the world with no more than simple flashlights. Old school D battery flashlights at that, not even fancy new led ones. We got a real feel for what the pioneers must have felt like exploring this cave 120 years ago with candles. All told it was a neat experience, but not the greatest cave or the greatest park. Luckily it was only 5 miles down the road from where we were staying, so no real loss of our valuable time.