Shady Rest Motel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... What is its revenue (we paid $28 at the gate to get in)? What are its expenses, and more importantly, to whom are those paid (we're guessing a big chunk goes to salaries for certain family members)? Etc. etc. To Mark it seemed that the American Indian, even when it comes to a memorial, got screwed over once more by the white man and his promises. ...
... had broken), so I got it fixed, changed out a hose that was starting to crack, and headed out.
The next day we were on our way. Truck troubles aside, I really liked the Black Hills. I think I'd really like to go back sometime and do some hiking and exploring in the area. I felt like Molly and I started to make some decisions there. We're still working on them, but it felt good to take some time and start to make some plans for after the trip.
... There is a crew of about 15 who work daily on the monument. Blasting occurs at least once a week. Eighty million tons of rock have been blasted from the granite outcropping since the project began. An onsite facility processes the rock into gravel and building block. Shoe size chunks of rock are piled into a wooden bin inside one of the buildings for visitors to take. Paul and I each selected one to bring home.
We were given passes ...
... storm that wafted right across the monument and into the face of Crazy Horse. It was as if the whole thing had been planned this way! But it was all of the pieces of nature fitting together so perfectly. The cloud dissipated and the laser show began. It was a very, very special night.
We camped out nearby and at about 11am the next morning, the thunder started again and drops fell from the sky. Soon it became a roaring downpour, and then big ...
... buffalo. Right away as we arrived into the park we saw a herd of antelope. They were right next to the road and created a bit of a traffic jam! We did indeed see buffalo too and they were cool - but not quite as exciting as I had expected.
The big surprise for us all was the portion of the park which goes into the Black Hills mountains. The road is very well maintained but it is super curvy, steep and ...