Best Western Ramkota Hotel
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I thought after I had successfully visited Yellowstone and made it through the high elevations (over 8,500 feet) that the tough part was over. I was wrong; very wrong. I had no idea the challenge that the Big Horn Mountains would present. When I looked at the map, there were three routes through the Big Horns, and the most southern route looked …
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 ...
Drove the 240 miles in 4.5 hours to Rapid City, checked in and drove another 80 miles to Mt Rushmore and the Crazy Horse monument in 4 hours with frequent stops.
The great plains are aptly named as we started heading south from Dickinson their was grassland as far as the eye could see, without a tree in sight. The free range cattle men in the 1800's must have wet themselves with joy at discovering these lands.
Unfortunately for us ...
... hill. We're so close to nature here. Even the wild flowers lining the road were beautiful. We detoured to Custer for a coffee break and some shopping. On the way home, we cruised on the Needles Road, one of our favorite routes. The drive takes you through granite needle-like formations - hence the name. The Cathedral Spires formations can also be seen. Every turn in the winding road presents spectacular views to behold and with the sufficient rains, the landscape is emerald ...
Today we drove from Cody to Rapid City. We were so glad we'd decided to take a bit of time off the journey by staying in Cody! Leaving Cody we met our first state trooper, who managed to catch Trev speeding even though the trooper was in front of us! He was a really nice guy though, even though he relieved us of some dollars! Trev asked if we could take a pic of Boris on his car, which he agreed to.......and then got his own ...