Days Inn Rapid City
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... travelled from Sheridan on a two-lane highway, with a steep climb heading over the Big Horn Mountains. The driving was pleasant apart from the heart attack inducing moment (where the air was already pretty thin and temps fell from 50F to 33F, or 0C) when two antelope decided to dart across the road, luckily I was driving fairly slowly when I slammed on the breaks so I missed one of them by a couple of inches. The deer turned to give me a look as if to say ‘what are ...
... history of the area and the people who lived here. We learned a lot on this trip. Everyone commented about how great this trip is.
We are now at the Rapid City airport which is a delight. It is small; there are no lines and people are very friendly. We plan to have a quick lunch here before our 1PM departure as we only have about 35 minutes between planes in Denver.
We are glad we are leaving as the Harley riders are starting to arrive for the ...
... tickets for a 3pm tour since all the others where taken. There are only 8-10 on a tour. Since we were there by 9am we headed down the road to Badlands National Park. You can tell from the pictures that this might have been the end of the world for the 1800's. It was a nice drive though the park and then on to the famous Wall Drug for lunch. I guess all those billboards really work. Then it ...
... the site from “Custer” to “Little Bighorn” Battlefield National Monument and created the Indian Memorial. The Memorial includes, among other features, large-scale bronze ethereal tracings of three (Sioux, Cheyenne, and Arapahoe) warriors, taking their inspiration from American Indian pictographs.
Learning more about this event -- which I'd never realized had taken place exactly ...
... drove south to Wind Cave National Park. I wasn't really impressed with the cave itself, but the story behind it and the earliest explorers was quite interesting. The most famous early cave explorer was a boy named Alvin McDonald who fell in love with the cave and explored vast swaths of using just a candle and string.
After taking a tour of the cave, I drove back to civilization and spent the night in a warm bed in Rapid City, S.D. What another amazing day!