Rapid City Days Inn
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... we get to see another historic USA landmark - when I was a kid I made a list of five US landmarks I always wanted to see and (finally!) I'm now seeing number five.
After a really awesome sleep (thanks to an anti inflammatory), Ted and I were ready for the day ahead. As soon as we opened the door, we noticed that Rapid City had provided yet another warm day ahead for us. This hotel provides breakfast but it was really just a collection ...
It was nice getting up with comfortable temperatures. We headed to Mt Rushmore. I had not realized that it was over 5000 feet elevation. [seems like all the roads are steep up and down - more later].
The National Park Service did a great job making Mt Rushmore accessible to all, making a dramatic approach layout [ you can see the stone carvings as soon as you get out of the parking lot] looking down ...
... Many are amateur paleontologists who come to study fossil remains of Badlands' ancient life. For all visitors there is much ground to cover: more than 240,000 acres.
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, Philip, South Dakota. During the roughly 30-year Cold War between the United States and USSR, South Dakota housed 15 underground Minuteman missile launch control centers in the early 1960's. Little did ...
... seen these big city slickers pounding the pavements before. They came from out of state, stayed at the flash motel that didn't have wheels on it like his mums place, probably on route to california or oregan. He had heard that his old man was somewhere in california, left when he was 2, ran off with someone that used to own the motel, his car was one of the fords back at the junction. The burger flipper would teach this townie a lesson like he had done a few times in the ...
... Mount Rushmore monument for the first time in 1937 when they were still working on Lincoln's nose. At the current rate, I doubt the workers will finish Crazy Horse in my lifetime, but maybe in 30 years I can tell some young person that I first visited the Crazy Horse monument when only the head was done. It makes for a great story.
We continued driving down the Needles Highway and took a shortcut back on Playhouse Road to hook up with the ...
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