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The next leg of the drive was along the prairies of Minnesota and South Dakota. The road was pretty much straight for the entire trip, and the view was largely unchanged - masses and masses of various grains and crops ready for harvest. The weather improved considerably from the previous week but the remnants of a recent snow storm were still clearly visible in some valleys and nearby mountains.
After 2 days and 15 hours of driving we finally reached our first checkpoint on ...
... in Australia. Not unsurprisingly, cell service sucked and we resorted to sending several txt messages back and forth while attempting to fathom the mysteries of the micronnav usbl system, reading the manuals on our cell phones . It was kinda frustrating for us, I can only imagine how grueling it was for Mark.
We drove back down stopping to enjoy Mt. Rushmore illuminated and called it a night.
... steam engine which goes thru the mountains for about an hour to a real nice small town called Hill city.
Then it was up to a splendid Mount Rushmore. Everything it said on the tin and more! Spent around 2 hours there and then headed to the crazy horse monument which makes Rushmore look like a boy in shorts. They have the Native North American museum there which was amazing. The size is amazing and it will be the largest monument in the world ...
... saw them it was amazing. My way of explaining it would be to say its like a grand canyon kind of formation. The wind and water has eroded the sandstone to make canyons, which you drive through. I didnt get a photo on my phone of this as i was taking them on my camera. Breath Taking Along the way we saw some Prairie Dogs. I will let you google them, but they were just like meerkats, excpet they bark like a dog. Very cute, interesting ...
... more sight seeing more of the surrounding area. Visited Sylvan lake very picuresque. Took a walk around the lake and then had some lunch. Also visited Hill City, walked the main street. Bought Dad some rock specimens.
On way home had a quick look at the town of Custer. Took photos of coloured bull sculptors in main street.
Monday 8th ...
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