You said it, brother. I much prefer ND... Actually, I have no idea. I stopped by Mt Rushmore and I thought it was nice. I can't remember which Dakota it is in, so I had to look it up just now. In SD I passed an Amish woman walking along the side of the road as well as a horse and buggy. It seems nice. What particular problems did you experience in Rapid City? Black Hills National Forest is huge and was fun to explore. Google Inc does a study with the CDC and SD is one of the top 3 best states to be in right now if you want to avoid the flu. So I don't perceive the Dakotas as too bad.