15 May ‘08
Yesterday we got right at the reason that we came to Rapid City. We are here to establish “residency”. We’ve lived most of our married lives in Washington, set up an LLC in Montana, and feel that this is the best route for us…South Dakota. Actually I was born here, but that was many, many years ago. We met with the people that will help us establish our needs and then spent the rest of the day checking out Rapid City. Rapid City is very clean, has a good selection of stores for all our shopping needs, and is easy to get around in. It also offers a ton of options for those wanting to explore hiking trails, kayaking, or sightseeing some fantastic sites, natural or man-made. Today we went exploring… a couple of years ago, we were here but we still wanted to re-visit a site or two and visit some new. As we left this morning we had in mind to do a little hiking, but as the day went on, hiking soon became something we would be putting off for another day. Our drive took us on one of the most twisting and winding roads we have been on. At a couple of the curves, we found ourselves facing a single lane tunnel that had been carved out of solid rock. Directly through and at the other end were the faces of Mt. Rushmore in the distance.