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Posted: 07/17/13 07:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Bennett Family 2013 Trip
States – Arkansas – Missouri – Iowa – South Dakota – Wyoming – Utah – Colorado – New Mexico - Oklahoma
National Parks/Monuments – Black Hills - Mt. Rushmore – Devils Tower - Buffalo Bill Dam – Yellowstone – Grand Tetons – National Elk Refuge - Flaming Gorge – Dinosaur – Capulin Volcano
State Parks – Custer – Crazy Horse – George Washington Memorial
Getting to Rushmore, etc.
Our first stop was North Sioux City, SD – KOA- Our Lance 1050S – Sons Lance 820
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Mandatory Wall Drug Sign – (Been there done that – kept going)
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Crossing Missouri River (Lake Francis Case)
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1880 Town – We needed a break.
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My daughter and 3 rootin’ tootin’ grandsons (especially the little one – tootin!)
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The Badlands NP
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Sunset Rapid City, SD at Tee Pee Campground
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Mount Rushmore Tour Driver – After the 99 cent all you can eat pancakes
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Mount Rushmore – Not enough room for another Rushmore wannabe!
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View from 1st tunnel on Needles Highway – Custer State Park
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Bison herd at Custer State Park – Roundup once a year and auctions bison to public
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Driver puts sign in window before the tight tunnel – always a crowd watching the big bus come through. About 2” clearance on both sides.
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Tight tunnel – driver has to position bus and turn slightly in middle of tunnel
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State Game Lodge – Former Presidential Retreat – Calvin Coolidge
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What the Crazy Horse Monument is supposed to eventually look like. Started carving in 1945
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What it looks like after 68 years (Where is the Indian Casino $$ going?)
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* This post was edited 07/17/13 08:35pm by JumboJet *

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Posted: 07/17/13 07:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice photos!

Gotta love it! A 2 Lance family!

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Nice! I remember those Wall Drug signs from many years ago.


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Posted: 07/18/13 05:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looks like a fun trip


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Posted: 07/18/13 11:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That's awesome.... A trip to Mt. Rushmore is one of the primary reasons I got my TC. thanks for the pics!

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Posted: 07/18/13 03:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yet another place I have NOT been to... YET! Your photos give me a little shove though to get going!

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Posted: 07/18/13 05:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice vacation. I refuse to pay to see Crazy Horse since it hasn't changed in many decades last time I was in the area.


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Posted: 07/19/13 08:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There's more progress on Crazy Horse in the last 20 years than the first 45 years. I grew up in Custer and went to school with a bunch of the Ziolkowski kids.


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gkainz wrote:

There's more progress on Crazy Horse in the last 20 years than the first 45 years. I grew up in Custer and went to school with a bunch of the Ziolkowski kids.


That is absolutely one huge undertaking. I just hope they haven't "bit off more than they can chew!".

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At first glance last week I was a bit disappointed in how it did not appear to change much since 1995 when I first saw it. Upon closer inspection though there has been a lot of mountain removed and I mean a lot. In the past 18 years they have removed the equivalent of 10 Mount Rushmore's from the mountain. That is a LOT of rock!


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