My trip was wonderful! The only bad part were my flights getting there and coming home. My plane was 2.5 hours late from leaving Dallas last Wednesday. That put me later into Rapid City and we had to ride back to motel in the dark and it was chilly. I made a new friend at the airport named Tracy and she was from Jackson, Mississippi. She was too sweet and I thought for sure I'd see her again but I have her business card. When your plane is delayed almost 3 hrs, you can get to knoe someone. Lol
Call me crazy but I took a lot of pictures while in the air. The clouds were so cool and the sun was gorgeous from the sky.
When we got to hotel, the rest of our group was around the outside fire so I got to see everyone before we all went to bed. Our group was a friend of Todd's named Coby, a friend of mine and Todd's that we met through CMA Jacqueline and her dad Charles. We had a nice small group of 5 and it was much more manageable than the 11 of us last year.
Thursday morning, we left motel at 7:45 and we had breakfast at Hill City cafe. We were staying in Hill City off the highway so it was nice to have a place to eat and fill up gas tanks for the day.
We started our morning at Mt Rushmore, then through Custer state park onto Needles highway , had lunch in Custer , saw Crazy Horse monument then drove into Sturgis. It was such a fun first day!!
I'll have more tomorrow! Have a great day yall!