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... it from the city. Anyways, I was hoping Mount Rushmore would actually be impressive. And it was. It is very high up in the rock and the faces are massive. We did a 1 mile round trip just checking out different angles of the mountain. The weather was stunning and we took heaps of shots.
In the afternoon, we drove about 100km west to the Badlands National Park and the Buffalo Gap Grasslands. We saw some buffalo grazing in ...
... This tickled Elizabeth's funny bone. Back on the road to the Badlands. Along the way, you have not choice but to stop at Wall Drug. You are brainwashed for hundreds of miles with signs that direct you to Wall Drug. It started with a failing little store and the owners wife told him to put a sign out saying "free water" to draw people to the store. It worked. So, he decided to put up more signs. Early marketing. He hand painted signs and placed them in ...
... into Rapid City for dinner. Rapid City is a city of some 70,000 people and has an overabundance of family tourist activities and family friendly hotels. On the street corners of downtown Rapid City they have bronze statues of all of the US Presidents. We had dinner at a Mexican restaurant called Pancheros. It is a cross between Cafe Rio and Taco Del Mar. The food was fresh and tasty. We celebrated Brett's 13th birthday with a donut cake that ...
... us a little of Garden of the Gods--only with tan/brown rocks instead of the red rocks of Garden of the Gods.
The day was still windy and chilly, but we had packed a picnic and we were both determined to have our picnic. George pulled a picnic table into the sun and we enjoyed a beautiful picnic beside ...
... Quite happy we didn't see a rattlesnake!
Had our first hiccup in Winnie today - went around a corner in Rapid City and there was a bang crash in the van - one of the drawers was faulty and flew open and of course it was the drawer with the crockery in it! The drawer itself came off its track and we broke three drinking glasses, two coffee mugs and a plate! Oh well - &$*# happens.