Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Rapid City
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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On the morning of the 21st we did a big slog heading west. We had our hotels booked for the rest of the trip, so we just drove all day until we made it to each stop. There wasn't much worth stopping for in between Chicago and Mt Rushmore. Well we actually only planned to see Yellowstone and it was just lucky that Mt Rushmore was in our path. As we crossed through Iowa and South Dakota it was pretty boring country, just endless fields of corn crops that was just starting to ...
Today was laundry day after our usual morning exercise. After lunch we checked out a couple of stores down the road. One was a Christmas Store with thousands of ornaments and Christmas decorations. The other was the House of Scandinavia which contained many interesting items from china to cheeses and if course, chocolate. The rest of the afternoon we cruised around Rapid and went home after picking up some ...
... and 6th in the world. There are about 141 miles of passages in 1 square mile as they climb and dive and twist and turn every which way. They have not yet discovered the end of the cave and in fact volunteers come each weekend to continue exploring and mapping the newly discovered passages. The cave has 95% of the world's boxwork formations. A very rare geological feature. The cave was a very cool 53° ...
... were pretty high up at that point and I think the height became all too real for her. Fortunately, this is South Dakota and the rules are much more relaxed. I was able to jump off of the slide about halfway down and run over to get it. I just kept thinking, in Maryland they'd have a big fence up so you don't fall down the hill. Here they don't care! So after one trip ...
... living guy who had worked on the monument, Nick Clifford, who was there selling his book, "Mount Rushmore Q and A."
After Mount Rushmore, we decided to drive to Custer State Park. We went to see the Crazy Horse monument, even though we knew it wasn't finished yet. I couldn't believe that the work had been in progress since 1948 and they only had the head done - why did we waste time going to see it? But then I thought about the man who had ...