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... Mount Rushmore. We arrive and they’re charging $11 per car and the ticket is valid for a year, what a bargain, but a useless one haha. So we park and walk in to a bunch of fellow tourists and admire Mount Rushmore. We take the presidential trail around for about 0.6miles and get a closer look and get plenty of photos. We decide there’s only so many photos you can take and only so many times you can look at it, so we head off about 45minutes later ...
After Reptile Gardens, we stopped for dinner in Keystone. They have a very interesting rope park. We enjoyed watching the kids bungy jump and negotiate the rope course. We then headed to Custer AGAIN, for the fireworks. They lasted for about an hour.
Chuck and Sheila Noel
... up as we pushed into the majestic and protected land. There was a stream that snaked its way with us for an untold amount of miles, flooding over rocks and white-capping as it rushed on. We went for near half an hour in sprawling nature, without seeing any traces of animal life. Not much longer came our first sighting which was two white-tailed deer, they were mildly curious, just enough to pose for a few pictures. Pines began to become too numerous to ...
Had a good night’s sleep. Woke up to a beautiful sunny day. Had breakfast at the motel and were on the road by 9, heading to Inwood, Iowa, which is about an hour north of Sioux City, on hwy 29. There is a trading post there that we’d like to see and it’s on the way to Rapid City, which is where we are staying tonight. As we were driving across to Inwood, it looked like the Holland Marsh on a grand scale. Lots of corn fields, either not planted yet ...
We had a big day driving from Chicago to our next place which was conveniently amount Rushmore. We actually only planned to see Yellowstone and this was on our path so we thought why not. As we crossed Iowa and South Dakota it was farming country, endless field corn crops that were in harvest. A lot of it goes to stock feed and food product. After 9 hours of driving we stayed at a hotel in Sioux Falls which was a random little town. The ...
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