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John Douglass Jul 04, 2014 at 06:52 PM

John Douglass/ 12 year old grandson
July 6 - 11, 2014
Program # 15968 Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse & the Badlands
Would like to connect with anyone attending program to share transportation from airport in Rapid City, SD to K Bar S Lodge arrival c noon, Sunday, July 6, 2014

Celia Burnham Jun 15, 2014 at 01:08 PM

Would like to connect with anyone attending the June 22nd program. Our grandson is nine yrs old and will be entering 4th grade this fall

Nancy Tobin Apr 23, 2014 at 03:02 PM

My 10-year-old granddaughter and I will be on the July 27, 2014 trip, arriving from Buffalo about noon to the Rapid City Airport. Anyone want to share a shuttle with us to K bar S?? We're VERY excited about the trip.
Phyllis Nadler Apr 24, 2014 at 02:49 AM

Hi, Nancy! my grandson and I will be arriving the day before and leaving the day after the july 27-Aug 1 trip. We'd be happy to share a return shuttle with you if you're staying an extra day! Looking forward to meeting you both. My grandson lives in Manhattan.
Nancy Tobin Apr 26, 2014 at 07:08 PM

We are also staying an extra day--perhaps we can work something out!
Phyllis Nadler Apr 29, 2014 at 03:52 AM

That would be great! Is there a way to work out details off the message board?

Phyllis Nadler Jan 09, 2014 at 12:03 AM

Im planning to take my 8 year old grandson on this trip sometime in July. He's from New York City and I'm in Los Angeles. Never been on a Road Scholar trip before. Any advice?

Constance Faulk Oct 28, 2013 at 07:54 PM

My grandson is 8, lives in Missouri and I'm in Georgia. While in the military, I visited the area in 1992 when my son was 9. Haven't decided on date yet. Just awesome!

Celia Burnham Oct 28, 2013 at 04:28 PM

JUNE 22, 2014 My husband and I are planning on attending this program with our 9 year old grandson. We are from Jackson, MS; he is from Montgomery, AL

Celia Burnham Oct 28, 2013 at 04:24 PM My husband and I are planning on attending the June 22 program with our 9 year old grandson. We are from Jackson, MS and he is from Montgomery AL

Mary Freedman Jul 11, 2013 at 02:35 PM

My husband and I are bringing our soon-to-be 8 year old granddaughter on the July 14th trip. However, we're arriving on the 13th and intend to spend the day at Deadwood before the program begins.

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