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Travel Blogs from Keystone
After our harrowing experience getting to and into Billings, it was wonderful to wake up to a bright blue, clear sky with plenty of sunshine!
We hit the road and headed east again on I-90 until we hit Hwy. 212. This highway is a shortcut to the Black Hills that runs through the Crow Indian and the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservations. We stopped in Hardin just before entering the ...
... Black Hills region of South Dakota in order to promote tourism in the region (it worked, 3 million people come per year). Robinson wanted it to feature western heroes like Lewis and Clark, Red Cloud and Buffalo Bill Cody, but Gutzon Borglum (who was the sculptor) decided the sculpture should have a more national focus, and chose the four presidents whose likenesses would be carved into the mountain. Rushmore includes ...
... control and out of Uncle Sam’s reach) A spectacular sculpture, the
biggest in the world upon completion.
We camped at Wind Cave National Park in the southern tip of
the Black Hills. Eating fire roasted veggie tacos for dinner was a real treat. The
weather was perfect, no bugs and a slight breeze. We had a fitting end to what
may be our last campsite on our trip. We
blow up the air mattress and slept under ...
... bowl like slide, a green slide that twisted and turned and made you motion sick and a body slide. The lazy river, well was lazy and it was river like so that's not very interesting. And then thes the elaborate maze of kokos kingdom. It's had 3 slides and a bunch of pipes spewing water in every direction. It was extremely fun an then we had to leave for dinner which was a bummer. We arrived at the golden corral ( ...
... ready to head home the next morning. On our way home the next day we did stop at the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site. It was essentially a hole in the ground, out in the middle of nowhere, with a missile in it. There was a giant "window" so you could look down into it. Again, the kids were not impressed.
All in all, it was a fun family trip that was great for young children. I can't wait for our road trip next year to Tennessee to see the Smokey Mountains!!