Day 3 - where to start, the jigsaw of course
Trip Start May 11, 2010
70Trip End Jul 23, 2010
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Get up, Get on, and Get going.
Up early today for the airport. Set the alarm for 4:45 but woke up at 3am anyway. Tina did better than yesterday and woke at 2:30… Check out was automatic and the shuttle was there waiting, all good so far. Arrived for the usual security checks and went through pretty quickly but – shock horror – no lounge, seems that First Class on domestic American Airlines is a bit more premium economy. Through a bit too quickly and nothing much to do, very small terminal building. Flight was on time though so off to Dallas.
Plane was small but breakfast was nice.
Ok so Rapid City was in fact 7 degrees, lovely clear skies and a welcome change to the cloud. Amazing turnaround, landed at 2.25 and had luggage and hired a car and was in the parking lot by 2.35. Regional airlines are the way to go, other than small planes it was good. Picked up our new 'home' for the next three weeks, put the clocks back another hour and decided to go see Mount Rushmore. GPS ready, Rushmore is only 25 miles. Problem with GPS, brought the device but only half the stand to attach it to the windscreen. Fail. Never mind, it’s propped up and talking to us.
Mount Rushmore was pretty good
Back to Rapid City, check in at the holiday inn. Bit of a communications failure as little or no mobile reception but we do have free internet in the room. Off to Red Lobster for the snow crab and coconut shrimp then to wal-mart for a few bits. Getting prepared for the next 3,000 mile drive J
Safe, sound, and shattered.