Keystone, SD to De Smet, SD
I've got to remember the time changes when calculating time on the road. We got to De Smet at 10:00 p.m. It's been a very long, hot day.
Mt. Rushmore was, well, Mt. Rushmore. Quite impressive, beautiful, etc. The grounds are really well done. There was a theatre, several exhibit areas, two bookstores, a huge gift store and an outdoor amphitheatre. Mum wasn't up for walking so I parked the car in a position so she could see the mountain.
The Badlands were awesome. I had no idea that they covered such a large area. The Badlands National Park only covers about 10% of the area.
We stopped at Wall Drug for lunch. What a monument to consumerism. But it was kind of a crazy fun in spite of it.
We finally made it to De Smet and are tucked away in the Prairie House Manor Bed & Breakfast. It's in the old Banker Ruth home, he was mentioned in Little Town on the Prairie.
We have a little hiccup to attend to in the morning. I went to move Mum's car to park it in the street and it wouldn't start. It's dead as a doornail. We're hoping it's just a loose battery cable. If that's the only bad thing to happen this trip, I'll consider us very lucky.