Having never been to the black hills before I could only assume that they were hills and that they were black, right? Rapid City is beautiful, the black hills appear black from a distance, Mt Rushmore is amazing and well worth a trip. Overall we had a lot of fun and are so glad to have seen this part of the country!
We left Rapid City the next day and drove 11 hours to Utah, something I probably wouldn't do again but everyone was ready to be here with family and friends. I didn't really think about leaving Omaha until after it was done. We had a short but sweet year in the Midwest and will always have fond memories of it. I hope we will find Japan to be a good fit for our family. We will soon find out.