• Hiking,  Kids,  National Parks,  South Dakota

    Family Guide to Wind Cave National Park

    We recently returned from an amazing 9 day trip across North and South Dakota. With so many wonderful parks and sights to explore, I was tempted to skip South Dakota’s Wind Cave National Park. While this park is less well known than other big name sites, I’m so glad we did make the time to include Wind Cave on our itinerary. The intricate cave formations, vast prairie terrain, and diverse wildlife are worth the trip. Here is the ultimate travel…

  • South Dakota,  Trips,  Wyoming

    2011 WY/MT Trip โ€“ Day 10

    Mondays Suck You know the saying, โ€œIf it werenโ€™t for bad luck, I wouldnโ€™t have any luckโ€? Well that appears to apply well to me. We jumped in the truck this morning and I was happy to find that the clutch had healed itself overnight. So we topped off the tank and hit the road for our last 12 hour stretch which would have put us home at 5 ish. At about 60 miles into the trip, in the middle…

  • South Dakota,  Trips

    2011 WY/MT Trip โ€“ Day 9

    Today we wound our way by Mt Rushmore, and through the Badlands of SD. Travel: On the way to Mt Rushmore: Mt. Rushmore: Of course, we had to stop by Wall Drug on the way (worth the stop if youโ€™re going by): Badlands: And now weโ€™re here in Oacoma SD, which is about 12 more hours from home. True to the nature of the beast, the truck is trying to break again. When I pulled off the interstate and pushed…

  • Montana,  South Dakota,  Trips

    2011 WY/MT Trip โ€“ Day 8

    Today we two-laned it from East Glacier to Billings MT, and then rode the interstates to Custer SD. About 12 hours total of windshield time today. Heading out to Glacier to Billings: We stopped at this greasy spoon for lunch, it was some fine eatโ€™n! Saw this Cat cruising around Billings: Billings to SD: And crossing into SD: Thatโ€™s all for today! On to Day 9