Sunday, May 6, 2007


Reasonably straight up touristing day. We saw Mt. Rushmore (damned cool actually), Alison bought a new hat, and went to the Crazy Horse monument (not as cool, and too self-important).

There was also plenty of generally good landscape. We've decided we're indeed coming back to this part of the country to check it all out in more detail (So Ed, you were right). We only saw the Badlands -- for instance -- from a distance, at speed, and want to see more.

The only thing that didn't go as planned was Rapid City's amazing adherence to everything being closed on Sunday. I didn't even see a gas station open. There are some nice shops, and combined with our tiredness early in the trip means we're gonna blow off the whole day in Jackson, and do... something else. I'll be updating the map in the itinerary post below with these details in a bit.

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