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A good, hot, hotel breakfast and we were on our way. First stop, Mount Rushmore National Monument. We drove about 30 miles into the gateway town of Keystone, before ascending the park entrance. We were met with George, Tom, Teddy, and Abe welcoming us to their fortress. The ...
... viagra for your jetpack (a cell wifi thing), as Scott says) docked the bus and set out.
We drove through the town of Keystone, past the staged gunfight in the street and up towards Mt. Rushmore. We didn't go into the park proper, but stopped at a historical marker with a good front view of all the presidents and at a viewing spot to see Washington's profile.
Daylight waning, we sped to the still ...
... in the battle with Custer and was later stabbed in the back by a US soldier while under a flag of truce. This work has been going on for decades and 7 of the 10 children still work on directing and sculpting the monument. The monument is so large that the president's heads at Mt Rushmore would fit inside the head of Crazy Horse! All of this is being funded by private donations and admission ...
... of pictures of this guy (little did we know we'd see many more later that day). We drove through Custer State Park and saw burros, more bison, pronghorn and wild turkeys. We went snap happy today. Tonight we'll stay in Rapid City...back to civilization to wash clothes, grocery shop at Walmart, fuel up and use the creature comforts of air conditioning, internet and TV. Another great day.
"Whatever you do, don't be in South Dakota around Sturgis weekend." So Kathryn’s friends told her. But, we had little choice—and besides, we thought, we’ll be in the Black Hills a good day two days before the famed motorcyle rally (that attracts 500,000 people) starts. Or, so we thought.
We started seeing motorcycles the night before, when we stayed in Sundance, WY. (The TripAdvisor review of our hotel said it was quiet and peaceful- except for the weekend ...
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