Econo Lodge Mt. Rushmore Memorial
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... State Motto-English- “Under God the people rule”
5 Important Features- Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
State University, Crazy Horse Memorial, Badlands National Park, Reptile Gardens
Total Area- 75,885 ...
... street so we had to take it slow. But not as slow as our next encounter. There were a ton of buffalo in the road. This is called a South Dakota traffic jam. There were so many cars backed up that we couldn't even see the buffalo at first. These buffalo were not afraid of the cars either. They would just cross the road without worrying about the huge things coming up by them. Wow!
Once we ...
... Lunch back at the hotel was make your own sandwiches( turkey, ham, beef), potato salad and a jello salad ( a first for Zoe). Then it was back on the road to Rapid City for a city tour( all 8 blocks) and visit to the outdoor education center which is quite unique. One interesting aspect of the city is that on each street corner there is a bronze statue of a past president depicting some aspect of his life. It was a great idea. The outdoor education center was ...
... and hot, with no visible smoke.
We also learned why the area is called the "Black Hills". The plains
Indians (Lakota Sioux) discovered and populated the area. When they
viewed the hills from a distance the hills appeared to be black, caused
by the shadows of the trees that grow here. Thus it got its name.
We also saw some pronghorn antelope and deer as we traversed the park. It is a very pretty area.
Then it was onward to our next stop that ...
... in front of us. Once again we were reminded of the dangers we face when cruising down the open highway. We finally reached Sturgis and after lunch we wandered around the main drag checking out the stores which were loaded with Rally T-shirts and memorabilia. The shop keepers appeared relaxed and ready for the pending big event. After noticing the ominous ...