Rapid City Ramada
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We took our morning flight from Chicago to Rapid City, South Dakota. This place seems to be in some ways in the middle of nowhere. When you see it from the aeroplane windows it just looks green for as far as the eye can see. I mean really green, like a golf course, with what looks like barely any hill or mountains. You can see for 50miles in every …
Rapid City is such a strange place coming from London, or even the UK. It's built for cars, if you dont have a car it's just not possible to live here.
It's kind of like a giant automobile theme park. You get given a car when you arrive (rental) and you have to drive around and visit each of the "attractions" (Restaurants, Shopping, Hotel …
... the Bighorn National Forest which had a real eerie isolation to it, as we crossed the Bighorn mountain range to Buffalo, Wyoming. It seemed like a decent place for a take away lunch so we bought some petrol and two sandwiches and continued on our way. We heard an interesting competition on the radio - apparently first prize was $10,000 worth of guns.
When we finally arrived at Rapid City, we were surprised how much bigger the town was from what ...
... their store and buying! Over the years, they grew and grew and grew and it now covers a complete city block - you can buy just about anything there. It is a drug store, hardware store, gift shop, ice cream parlor - everything! Quite a tribute to American ingenuity. Fred was even able to find a rock for our waterfall garden there. We wandered around for a while, had an ice cream and then continued on our way. On our way out, ...
... I also learned that the "Black Hills" surrounding Mt. Rushmore are not black, but covered in Ponderosa Pines. Their dark green color caused the native Indians to give them the name. Mount Rushmore is truly the king of all Nat. monuments. After leaving I passed through Custer City. Just a touristy place but I noticed a number of painted buffalo sculptures lining the main street. So I stopped, strolled and took pics of them all. ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet