My Christmas adventure commenced in LA where I hooked up with Kayo. It was great to catch some sun, meet Kayo's friends and do Xmas shopping. After a few days, we headed out to South Dakota to see Mt Rushmore and surrounding National Parks. The climates could not have been any more extreme as we moved from 23c to -12c. We were due to fly back to LA on Xmas day, but winter blizzards caused the airport to close. Xmas day was spent in an empty hotel, at least the vending machines functioned. Luckily we caught the only flight on Boxing Day- thanks to a very determined Lady Pilot. Had that not flown, we would have been stuck in Rapid City for another week !