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... length of his arm - doubt this will be finished in our life time!! A laser and light show was on later in the evening but we had to fill up with a Pizza first. The show was set to music - The Big Country and some other american patriotic tunes...! Drove to Deadwood in the dark and ended up in the hotel bar drinking a Fat Tyre (beer) and watching Calamity Jane on Tommy's phone.
... to pass semi-trucks that had
trouble with the steep 6-7% highway grades—can be scary at times if your timing
is off and a car is flying towards you at 85 mph!
Approaching the Badlands National Park area in South Dakota,
we decided that we would actually like to stay the day in the Black hills, just
west of the Badlands. We could then visit the Badlands as we depart east the
following day. The Black hills ...
... since the cave became a Natl Park, with a more human-sized portal and branch downward and laterally thru 3 levels under (so far is known so far) a single square mile of the surface. CCC improvements -- concrete steps and walkway on two of four main tour routes, for example)make the subsurface hike manageable, even for the gimpy. Geologists and gemologists would probably be most taken by so-called ...
... that is 2200ft climb in 30 miles. Oh, yeah the air temperature in Rapid City was 102F. Can you say truck stress test? She passed, I was watching the engine temp slowly rise as we started up into the mountain pass, but she only rose about 12F above normal.
For those of you into stats, we have driven 1600 miles, burned 153 gallons of diesel fuel, crossed 8 states, and climbed about 5000ft in elevation all in three days. 14 days to go……..
... is another pretty one with more bison and deer ushering us up to the big rock with the carved faces. We drive through three narrow tunnels and over several pig-tail bridges with views of Mt. Rushmore steadily getting closer and closer.
There are definitely more tourists here but it’s doable. We take the mile long hike around the monument, taking in the different views.
Along the hike at the base of the four faces, we’re constantly looking ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center