Mt. Rushmore's Washington Inn & Suites
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... shone brilliantly, illuminating their granite faces spectacularly. We were the only visitors to the park at this time of morning so we could take in all it had to offer privately. It was a cool, crisp 26 degrees with a wind that made the granite surroundings seem even colder.
Friday 5th July – Custer
Checked out Crazy Horse monument not far down the road. It is still in the process and will be much larger than the presidents heads at Mt Rushmore. All very interesting and it is also the National Indian Centre.
Mt Rushmore – not as interesting as Crazy horse I thought.
Saturday 6th July ...
... Don’t be there during Sturgis.) But that was just a few bikes here and there, maybe 5 at our hotel. Not too much.
But the next morning, when we started driving through the Black Hills, we began to realize we were going to Sturgis whether we wanted to or not! Motorcycles, and bikers, were everywhere. They formed long lines ahead and behind of us—often we were the lone automobile sandwiched in a cluster (a gaggle? A school? A pod?) of 100 motorcycles. It looked like ...
... to see the dig, but unless you are really into this type of thing, it isn't all that interesting.. You walk along a walk-way watching the dig going on,which is mostly people brushing at dirt. So it's interesting to see from a discovery/historical perspective, but just not all that exciting as a family activity. We didn't do it, but there is a Jr. Paleontologist program, where the kids can actually do some digging, that ...
... just don't capture the real thing.
I should wrap up by saying a bit about the Felders. For the most part, with a few notable exceptions, the positive cameraderie has persisted. The biggest point of tension is hand-held computers. My perception is that the kids are spending our entire trip nose-down in their iPods, and they are missing the whole country. Their perception is that Daddy keeps nagging them and nagging them about their iPods. We don't ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMt. Rushmore's Washington Inn & Suites Keystone
I would recommend staying there anytime, but be warned. The parking lot is very small and very tight in fitting the cars in. If you can't find a place, you will have to wait until after 10pm and park on the street.
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