Lazy day walking and taking in the sights sounds and smells of downtown Rapid City, with it's many coffeehouses, micro breweries, one of a kind boutiques, antique and crafty type shops, with the main little square is a water fountains delight for the kids! We stumble across a back alley full of spectacular graffiti art, almost felt like New York - Bronx lol. A casual day is what was needed as we head towards to the end of touring this awesome and very patriotic ...
O'Toole's Trek USA
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Beautiful morning after an amazing thunderstorm last night. Today we get a lie in until 8am!!! But I woke to find issy watching the supernatural channel on TV! What happened to kids morning tv
Early morning call to visit this site approx 90mls away..only 48 visitors allowed per day. We were checked verified and given access to tour this site with Lt. Col. James H. Hastings to be correct...I named him 'our Jim'...wonderful guide with amazing factual stories, with a step by step scenario and response if every WW3 were to happen...wow the Americans have plan a b c to z ready just in case!!! Rather scary but very true
After an unpredictable morning here at last. With all 4 presidents, present and correct, looking typically awesome. The history behind the making of this monument is mind blowing, with the work of true craftsmen....and did you know 90% of the creation of this monument were created by using dynamite! Then the finer detail by hand! Taking 14 years....luck as it happens the only surviving Mount Rushmore carver/driller was here today signing books! What a privilege ...