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... up there in the rock. It's pretty amazing how they even sculptured it all into the mountain. There wasn't much else to look at but I thought it was pretty cool! That night we stayed at a nearby town in a hotel. At the moment we are spending anything in between $15 and $30 a night each which isn't bad. It works out the same or a bit less than a hostel. Sometimes we book 1 room with 2 queens and the 5th person just crashes on the floor on the air bed. It's been working out ...
... system. 6 people work here 5 days a week, but in winter this isn't always possible because the air in the compressor lines freezes. This was a really interesting place.
Then had a daylight visit to Mt Rushmore - Gutzon Borglum was the sculptor - I told you everything else yesterday. In comparison this is much smaller than Crazy Horse. Walked around a lovely forest trail here.
Had a 15 minute stop at the hotel to drop off those who weren't ...
... to see some beautiful prairie of which there exists so little anymore with all the farmland. Viewing the Bison helped us better understand the beauty of this land long ago before settlers came.
Actually the Prairie dogs and the Antelope were shot the previous night in the evening light as we drove out through the prairie of Wind Cave National Park. ...
... and of course we picked out a couple lol. Then we went to the Harley Davidson but they had moved all the motorcycles out of the showroom an filled it up with t-shirts and stuff because of the Rally coming the last week of July and the first week of August this town of 6,000 grows to 600,000 and next year they plan on even more they are estimating around 1.5 million because its the 75th year We ate at this place called One Eyed Jacks ...
... Liam so sweetly says about ten times a day that he wants to go to his new home in Maryland.
Marina has been such a trooper this whole trip. She goes with the flow and when her brothers are excited, so is she. When they cry, so does she. However, they do doll all over her, and then sometime give her a hard time. The only thing with traveling is that her nap scheduled is really messed up. Poor baby!
After Mt. Rushmore, we decided to ...
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