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Geri Gottbrath Jul 29, 2015 at 08:48 PM

Geri Gottbrath July 29/15 I'm going on the Sept. 9-15 Mt. Rushmore, Badlands trip followed by the Hands-On Paleontology: Excavating & Preserving Mammoths trip, Sept. 20-26. Is anyone else doing both programs? Looking for a shared shuttle ride to Hot Springs?

Maurice Smith Jul 26, 2015 at 06:20 PM

Just thought I would ask who might be going on the Aug.30-Sept.5 Black Hills,Mt. Rushmore,Badlands trip. My wife Terry and I are looking forward to it. We are from Waverly, OH.

D. Kovac Jul 16, 2015 at 03:29 PM

My flight arrives in RC at 3:15 on July 19th. I've reserved a space on the shuttle to the lodge for $50. Price drops to $25 pp if more than one person.

Diane Plummer Jul 09, 2015 at 06:26 PM

Don't know if I have been assigned a roommate for the Aug.9-15 Mt.Rushmore trip. This is my first trip with Road Scholar. Arkansas by way of Denver.

Patricia Strom Jun 30, 2015 at 12:41 PM

I would like to find a roommate for the Aug. 16 Mt. Rushmore/Black Hills trip. Pat Strom

Tania Andrasko Jun 02, 2015 at 07:11 PM

This is pretty far out, but I'm looking for anyone on the September 6, 2015 trip who wants to share a shuttle or taxi ride from the airport to the lodge. I'll be arriving around 3:30 on the 6th.
Tania Andrasko Jun 30, 2015 at 01:37 PM

Thought I would pull this back up and re-post in case someone is closer to knowing if they might be able to share a shuttle from the airport to the lodge on Sept.6, sometime after 3pm.

Gail Long May 30, 2015 at 01:54 PM

Anyone else going o the June 14-June 20 trip? Looking to make contact.

Michael Schwartz May 24, 2015 at 05:27 PM

I'm looking for someone to share the shuttle ride to Keystone from Rapid City on June 7tj. I arrive at 3:32 PM from Minneapolis on Delta Flight 3457.

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