Rapid City Conference - Part II
I hope you enjoyed Part One of the Rapid City Conference adventure. Maybe that's too strong a term, but it was fun for Linda and me. We love taking the old US or State highways when we can, which lets us drive through the small towns you miss when you use the Interstates. That said, we did use I-90 across South Dakota on Sunday, the 25th. We wanted to stop at Wall Drug on I-90, about fifty miles east of Rapid City. While we were there I met with the bookstore manager and they purchased six copies of A Cowboy's Destiny for their shelves. YAHOO! That was a great start to our trip home.
We drove out to Offutt Air Force Base to see what it was like. For those of you that don't know this, I'm retired from the USAF, and Linda and I love to visit bases when we can. Offutt is the home of USAF STRATCOM. We decided to use US Highway 30 to cross Nebraska heading west. Our first stop was in Lincoln. That’s the Capitol of Nebraska and home to the University of Nebraska.
We continued through Grand Island, where we ate and stopped for the night in Kearney. As we went through many small towns, we always pulled through whatever made up the downtown. It was so “cool” to see how those small communities continue to support themselves.
From Kearney, we left the next morning and went to North Platte, south through McCook, and on into Kansas. We saw Oberlin, and Garden City, and stopped for the night in Dodge City. We had the best Nachos ever for dinner at the Cowboy Capitol Saloon and Grill. The following day we took a trolley ride around Dodge City and visited the Boot Hill Museum.
I picked up information there for future use. We headed home From Dodge City, taking US Highway 56 through Elkhart, KS, Boise City, OK, Clayton, NM, and stopped in Capulin to visit the monument. Then it was home. I could have added more details, especially on the last day, but this gives you the basics, and Linda and I sure had fun.