Rapid City, SD
As I prepared for an impending departure of one of my best friends, I realized that we had talked several times about visiting Mount Rushmore, but never got around to actually going. Unfortunately, we were running out of time because in a few weeks later she would be moving back to South Africa. We decided this just couldn't happen so she gave me her sightseeing list, we worked out a rough itinerary, packed the car, and headed out for a 3 day adventure. Our trip included driving through Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming in one giant loop back to Denver. Highlights include investigating Carhenge (think Stonehenge), finding the best rest area ever, basking in the ambiance of art alley, visiting Mt. Rushmore, being awed by Crazy Horse Memorial, driving through the Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway, and surviving the world famous, but scary Reptile Gardens. It was a road trip I will always remember, with a friend I will never forget. Thanks B for an amazing journey and an even more amazing friendship! Missing you more than you'll ever know.