Howard Johnson Inn & Suites
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
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Today started with the usual swimming and Pickleball. We also had to move our motor home to our last site #109 for the next 21 days. We're happy because we can pick up our satellite again. Sometimes sites with big trees are lovely but interfere with our satellite signal. Later we went grocery shopping and relaxed the rest of the day. Late afternoon there was a huge thunderstorm with lightning and heavy rain. The grand finale was a beautiful rainbow in all its ...
... standing inches from the edge of the asphalt. I tried waiting them out from a distance, but unlike their behavior in the morning, they did not graze on the move. I felt like I was in a show down, with a herd of male bison weighing 800-2,000 pounds. What a fool I am. On the first showdown encounter, I flagged down a passing minivan from Arizona and asked the driver to "escort" me past the herd. He ...
... and hooking up is not hard.
The outside temperature got up to 102F with a steady wind 25 - 40 mph during the first half of our trip. The second half the wind settled down and the temp dropped into the high 90's. About 100 miles from Rapid City we could see a jagged edge to the horizon -- it was the Black Hills of South Dakota. It was the first time we could see mountains on the horizon since we left ...
... to my suggestion of playing a scavenger hunt card game. Got a “this is really kind of fun” comment – WINNER! I also got to see both boys studying the maps, asking questions about different mannerisms and accents of the people we came into contact with, and discussions of their parents travel experiences.
There is so much land in America. We have seen ...
... there through Black Hills National Forest is gorgeous. I didn't feel the same amazement when we arrived at Crazy Horse - it's actually a little disappointing at first glance, and doesn't have the same grandeur since much of it is yet unfinished.
That said, when you enter the museum and watch the movie about the memorial and its sculptor, your opinion changes quickly. The whole story of this sculptor, Korczak Ziolkowski, his decision to ...