Microtel Inn & Suites Rapid City
Travel Blogs from Rapid City
... t as unpleasant as it sounds. After leaving, we headed towards the East entrance of Yellowstone, driving in the pitch dark. It was easier said than done - often when rounding a corner you came across a whole herd of elk on the road. As cute as it was, the thought of hitting one was somewhat terrifying.
After driving through Buffalo Bill State Park, we decided to stop in Cody, Wyoming for breakfast. It was quite a nice little town with real cowboys and ...
... mowed and rolled into bales - fall is coming! We also saw several beautiful yellow fields of sunflowers. The vivid yellow really shows up against the green fields. Not so many farms now, but more ranches with beef cattle. The flat plains have given way to rolling hills and we can see the Black Hills in the distance. Wow - we just crossed over into the Mountain Time Zone.
Along the way, more advertisements ...
... face had the flag of a state or territory and etched in the stone was the date of statehood and order number. There was also a trail taking you pretty close to the faces and exhibits showing you what a "monumental" task it was. When I was there one of the original drillmen was in the gift shop. I was hoping to hear some interesting stories, but he turned out to be a ******ety old man whose only answers were "buy the book". Oh ...
... registers the highly strung, probably japanese, engine as it approaches from behind. The car is traveling at a cruise and slows briefly just before reaching the runner and then speeds up again and passes. A mitsubishi two door sports car, not common around these parts or anywhere for that matter. Dryreacher wonders if that was because no one ever bought that model when it came out or that a lot were bought but like most mitsubishis they had only lasted a few years and then ...
... a clear sky.
On the way over from Minnesota, where we started the day, we saw various numbers of sandhill Cranes, pelicans, pheasants, deer, cattle, fox, redwing blackbirds, and humans. Late in the afternoon, we watched a distant thunderstorm. It was definitely a "spacious skies" kind of day.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed