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A diary of a thirty-day odyssey across America in May 2014, eschewing all interstate highways in favor of secondary roads through small towns and villages.
This was another highlight for me. I had been so looking forward to visiting this site, I guess because I'm such a fan of the movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. It didn't disappoint. I'll let the photos speak for themselves.
Next we visited Mount Rushmore. It was okay. Very touristy. But iconic, right? Gotta do it.
The fun part of getting to Rushmore was stopping at the little town of Alladin, population 15. The most impressive structure in the town was a century-plus general store. Everything but the kitchen sink. And I mean that literally. No running water. No kitchen sink. No bathrooms! Outhouse on the hill, we were informed by Tauru, who nurtures her tough lady image, but she's really pretty nice. By the way, the town is for sale!