Category Archives: South Dakota

Wolves, Deadwood and Devils Tower National Monument

June 12th ~ South Dakota to Wyoming ~ The wolves were howling again when I woke up. They were in harmony and rather pleasant to listen to until the campground owner’s dogs started barking. And so started my morning.

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SOUTH DAKOTA: Wildlife Loop and Wind Cave National Park

June 11th ~ South Dakota ~ Yesterday we had been so enamored by Custer State Park that we decided to return to see more of it. The southern portion of the park has a Wildlife Loop where buffalo can often … Continue reading

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SOUTH DAKOTA: Custer State Park, Crazy Horse, Mt. Rushmore National Park

June 10th ~ South Dakota, just outside of Custer State Park ~ Another full day. We all came back to the RV pretty bushed last night, so now I’m playing catch-up on my blogging. I might just do a condensed … Continue reading

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SOUTH DAKOTA: Badlands National Park

June 9th ~ South Dakota ~ BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK Designated a National Monument in 1939, it is a relatively young National Park, getting that status in 1978. Drawing around a million visitors a year, the parks 244,000 acres is home … Continue reading

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SOUTH DAKOTA: Dignity of Earth and Sky Statue

June 8th ~ Chamberlain,  SD We decided to have a shorter day. Our only scheduled stop was to see the Dignity Statue which is located at a rest stop/information center overlooking the Missouri River along I-90 near the town of … Continue reading

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SOUTH DAKOTA: Falls Park, Porter Sculpture Garden, Corn Palace

June 7th ~ Mitchell, South Dakota ~ We had a full day, and I am concerned that we may be stretching Shirley a bit. She is not used to doing this much walking and I can see her getting weary … Continue reading

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Do you know who Gutzon Borglum is?

Tuesday, October 7th ~ Spent my birthday at Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Wind Cave Side note: Back in 1991, Tim and I took two months and drove around the USA before we started our business. From California, we took … Continue reading

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Badlands National Park plus Wall Drug and a Minuteman Silo

Monday, October 6th ~ Badlands National Park (part 2 of a long day) In case you did not see what we did in the first part of the day, you can click here to find out. National Parks are magical … Continue reading

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South Dakota ~ 1880 Town and Prairie Dogs

Monday, October 6th ~ Continuing our drive along Interstate 90 (part 1) What a day, what a day, what a day. Between the two of us we took almost 500 pictures. You might think this was a record, but sadly it is … Continue reading

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South Dakota ~ Farmland, a Corn Palace, Memorial Highway, Americana

Sunday, October 5th ~ Driving from Iowa into South Dakota There are sections of small rolling hills here compared to the flat farmlands of Illinois that I have become familiar with on frequent trips to visit Tim’s family. But the slight … Continue reading

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