Holiday Inn Express Rapid City
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... person. I just hope we don't roll down the hill while we're here!
Today we went to the Bad Lands which we knew nothing about but had heard that we needed to see. Well it was worth the fee into the National Park. We drove through and Baby Car performed exceptionally! The Native Americans in this area, the Lakota tribe and early French trappers called the area what was translated as "bad lands". It has been described as the region of peaks and valleys of delicately banded ...
Monday morning we headed to Rapid City, about 40 miles away, and picked up a rental car. We decided to give Riley a rest while we visited the many attractions here. Also, there are many narrow tunnels in the area just inches higher than our RV - yikes!
In the evening, we walked to a nearby pavilion where The Badger Sett Band played music to the poetry of Charles Badger Clark, the first ...
... to dwell in the comfortably known. The choice has obviously been made. As far back as I can recall I've been interested in exploration, and those that dared do it. In my memory's file cabinet I see the superstars of adventure: vikings, conquistadors, Richard Francis Burton, Ernest Shackleton, Robert Falcon Scott and more recently Thor Heyerdahl. But I guess in honesty, it would have been Jack Kerouac that left the biggest impression. It wasn't "On The Road," that did it ...
Ok. I'm exhausted! When I'm not driving, I'm sleeping, and when I'm not sleeping I'm eating, and when I'm not eating, I'm watching the sunset. Sorry this is gonna be a short one but full of obscure facts - just in case you ever go on jeopardy or need an icebreaker at a social event. 1. I'm never (NEVER) going to sleep alone in a cabin in the middle of nowhere again. Let's just say that I got no sleep and leave it there. 2. Montana is freaking huge ...
-Left this morning at 8am sharp
-traveled 172 miles to Mt. Rushmore today
-the structure and artistic talent was even more amazing in person
-got gas next to my holiday inn which cost $89 for the night
-it took 14 years to build and was finished in 1941
-90% of the heads were carved by dynamite