Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Rapid City
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- 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 ...
... the pioneers that moved west. It was all very well done and most interesting. After the museum tour we thought we would head over to the big Black Hills Harley Davidson on Hwy 90 just outside of Rapid City. With the start of the Sturgis Rally one week away, this place was booming. We couldn't get over all the visiting bikes in the parking lot and the crowd of people pouring over all the bike related merchandise ...
... to come.
Then it was on to Mt Rushmore. Interesting video and museum and a great walk around the bottom of the sculpture which includes a stop at the workshop. Every one pretty much knows about this place so I will leave it at that and a picture later.
Will send a few pictures in another separate email until I can upload more from a PC sometime soon.
On to Devils Tower tomorrow. ...
... The kids swam NON STOP for three hours! They were pretty wiped out afterwards--just in time for an evening ride to Mount Rushmore. :)
We cleaned up and the kids piled into the car for our drive to the big Mt. Rushmore. Not a bad drive and lots of cool vistas as you approach from the road. We arrived and took lots of photos of the mountain and ourselves in front. Awesome.
We stayed for the sunset ceremony. This included a brief speech by the ranger, quoting the ...
... away, with nothing but big skies, cows, rolling prairies, and one loooong gravel road between. In my dad's words, it was going to be close... It was a gorgeous drive, though. Eventually we made it to the closest "town," Buffalo Gap, where there may be more abandoned automobiles than residents, and Ryan and I had a sneaking suspicion that people were watching us from behind their curtains and planning whether we would taste best with carrots or taters, but perhaps ...