Rapid City’s Watiki Water Park…

When we first pulled into Rapid City, the kids asked if we could stay a day and go to Watiki water park like we had done the first year that we traveled.   We initially said no since we planned on driving to Helena the next day, but after waking up to snow, and Beth looking […]

One last hurrah at Watiki Waterpark in Rapid City, South Dakota!

(…way back on April 29th!) Our last day in Rapid City was spent doing some shopping, and then in the evening, we went to Watiki Waterpark… Watiki is located between 2 hotels, but is open to the public. Vaughn and I had been talking about hitting a water park, and we planned on staying at […]

Reptile Gardens near Rapid City, South Dakota…

After our morning at Mount Rushmore, we headed down the mountain, and stopped a few miles down the road…I had been here before; 25 years ago. I remembered it being a little larger, but it was still cool! A big building full of lizards, and gators, and snakes! (oh my!) There were so many animals! […]

Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Rapid City, SD

On our way back home, we made a couple more stops. We pulled into Rapid City on Tuesday (the 28th – yeah, I’m way behind!), and parked at Cabela’s. We had actually tried to find a campground by calling around before we got to town, but all the ones that I had called were not […]