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... refrigerator(propane, 110 and 12 volt), heater(propane), water tank,holding tank, lights, pioneer stereo system and bike rack we thought we were ready to go!
Jim is an avid biker and had installed this unique and sturdy bike rack on the rear door of the van which required some instruction which made it easy to get our new hybrid bikes setup to transport.
After a day of shopping in Rapid City ...
... breads and cereals, combined with your tea and coffee for the day. Before heading off, we decided to check the details for our flight to Chicago tomorrow. We had originally planned to connect through Denver, and were surprised to see there was a direct flight, which will make the journey so much quicker. It is however at 6am, but we aren't complaining (too much).
After sun screening ourselves, we headed off to Mount Rushmore, first stopping at Safeway ...
... the thermometer on the building next door - 105 degrees!
Next on our list to see was the Badlands National Park. The Badlands is the place in the cowboy movies where all the bad guys went to hide. While looking over this scenery, you can see the stark beauty of the land, but also how hard it must have been to live here, and why it would be easy to lose yourself in them. Taller mountains have been eroded down to ...
We took a trip thru the Black Hills today - The Chapman's & Jopke's.
We went to HIll City, Custer City, Keystone and back to Deadwood and Spearfish.
We saw Crazy Horse carving on the mountain side and went thru the museum.
We went thru Custer State Park and saw lots of Buffalo.
We went to Mt Rushmore and saw the Presidents on the mountain side.
Finally a stop at Deadwood finished the day off.
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... hardly knew Calamity Jane who was an alcoholic. After his death, she spun a fantasy about being his lover and her dying wish to be buried beside Bill was granted ( bet his wife was annoyed!). We see the graves and wander around the town. Main Street seems to have a lot of souvenir shops and biker bars so a little confused about the "best preserved" tag, but it is interesting. Despite it not being biker week, there are lots and lots of Harleys driven by ageing ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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