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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Hart Ranch, Rapid City, SD

Tuesday we left Gillette, WY about 10:30am heading toward Hart Ranch in Rapid City, SD. The drive was un-eventful as we followed John & Bridget. No stops along the way…

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and this National Cemetery outside of Sturgis…

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We arrived at Hart Ranch, got checked in, and got the RV all set up.

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Soon after, Bridget called and John wanted to know what was for lunch…so off we headed to find a sandwich. Kevin & Arlene were resting and didn’t join us.

Mike & Leslie were going to come over from Custer to visit with John & Bridget that evening and we decided to stay home so that they had a chance to catch up.

Wednesday, John & Bridget invited us over for a cookout. Mike & Leslie were coming back over from Custer again to join in on the fun. Also, Arlene came over. Kevin wasn’t feeling well. We had a great dinner of Hamburgers, Brats, Hot Dogs, Grilled Corn on the Cob, and Baked Beans. We sat around visiting until it got too cold outside.

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Thursday, I went with Bridget & Leslie for a little Retail Therapy. Mike drove us…lol. Arlene didn’t go along as now she was feeling bad.  Bridget & I hadn’t been anywhere close to a Kohl’s or Bed Bath & Beyond for months and it sure was nice to look around. I had a couple of 20% off coupons…one for Kohl’s and one for Bed Bath & Beyond. I found Mac some shirts in Kohl’s and used the coupon.

After we got home, Mac & I fixed some BLT’s for dinner and just relaxed.  I actually fell asleep while he was watching football….LOL

Friday, we tried to get a plan together for some sight seeing. Mac ran over to talk to John & Bridget & Kevin & Arlene. Arlene still wasn’t feeling well so they were going to stay home.

We decided to go south of Rapid City through Keystone to Mt Rushmore…

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and then on the Custer State Park.

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We stopped to see Mike and Leslie at the RV Park that they are Workamping at. We had a good visit and then we were off to take the Wild Life Loop in Custer State Park…

We passed through several tunnels...

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one with only about 2 inches on either side of the truck to make it through….

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We saw Deer…

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Pronghorns…

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Elk…

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Buffalo…

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and some Donkey’s….

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After our day we stopped in Keystone to have some dinner….not the best Buffet we have ever had…

We got home and now are just watching TV and we will get up and go out exploring again tomorrow….North of Rapid City this time…

 

(((HUGS)))

 

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3 comments:

Chris said...

Love your blog. Also, loved touring South Dakota. When we went to Mt Rushmore, it gave me chills standing in front of it and looking up. One of the most amazing sights in America. I'll add you to my favorites so I can keep up with your fun group. Makes me want to go out west again.
Chris

squawmama said...

Hey Nette ~ looks like you guys are really hitting it hard... You are in one of our very favorite areas in the USA... We especailly love Custer State Park and all the wildlife and Rushmore really brings tears to my eyes. If you didn't see the night time show you should. Very nice... also go to Crazy Horse ~ it cost to go in but the night time show there is spectacular.
Have fun & Travel safe
Donna

togetjulie said...

Thanks for visiting Rapid City! There are so many things to see and do. Stop downtown at Prairie Edge or see the City of Presidents statues. Visit a Black Hills Gold jewelry factory, many offering free tours. For more to see and do visit us online at www.VisitRapidCity.com/whattodo.