Day 42 - Last day at Custer State Park
Trip Start May 01, 2013
127Trip End May 01, 2014
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Peter Norbeck (became a Senator of S.D) was a visionary who helped to make Custer what it is today and he designed many of the roads to be intentionally winding so that people would slow down and view the scenery. One is the Needles Highway which goes up to a height of 5112 feet. As it climbs up, it goes through a Ponderosa Pine forest and at the top becomes very rocking with many spires and it is aptly named the Cathedral Mountains
After a quick stop for lunch in Hill City, we headed over to the Ellsworth Air Force Base for a tour of their facility just outside of Rapid City. The boys, of course, including the big boy - Nick - enjoyed all the airplanes and the history in the museum. One of the things we toured and actually went inside was another missile launch silo (now that's 2, is Nick planning something here that I don't know about - I'm beginning to worry - if we get to a third, I'm outta here)!!
Just one more campfire!
Once back the kids went to a musical show at the barn and Heather and I headed off to Game Lodge for a little girl time and a drink at the bar.
We all hated to leave such a wonderful place. But we had to move on. Next stop, Devils Tower in Wyoming.