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Next stop Rapid City, South Dakota and to save ourselves a journey of c.800 miles, we cheated a little on our 'road trip' and took an internal flight from Chicago (sorry Iowa, we checked you out and there wasn’t enough en-route to make us want to spend a solid 3 days on your roads…although I’m sure you’re lovely – maybe next time, eh).
We picked up a Nissan Rogue at Rapid City airport which made us miss our Hyundai Sonata and in the ...
... a bit taller than James Madison (sorry no photo tp prove it! Ha ha).
Following our walking tour of these statues, we began the next leg of our journey through South Dakota!
Can I just ay that we are truly amazed at all we have seen and experienced thus far- and this all has been on Friday!!!! There is alot of daylight left, so plenty more time to explore ...
... where we visited Badlands National Park (cool, but just worthy of a drive-through). Then, in to Black Hills National Forest where Mt. Rushmore resides. Even though the campsites at the adjacent Custer State Park were officially full, we were nice to one of the campsite hosts and he “found” a spot for us, replete with electricity and a short walk to showers. Good Karma working on this Friday night.
Incidentally, somewhere ...
Today we woke to rain, following our storm yesterday. Forecast was for it to clear so we planned to visit Sturgis for Breakfast and a walk around this Biker famous town. Of course we went to the Harley Dealership and then a walk up the main street which just coincided with A Camaro show.
there were plenty of immaculate vehicles on display.
A Quick visit to the Full throttle Saloon and with ...
... to the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site to get tickets for the tour. Since we were so early, we were on the first tour. They only take 6 people on each tour, so tickets are pretty limited. I didn’t realize it, but there were a lot of missiles all over South Dakota (and other states) during the cold war. They had these huge cables running underground from the missiles to the launch control site. The tour is of the launch control site and ...
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