South Dakota

Wall & Badlands, South Dakota

Today was a bit unusual. After a stop-and-start in Rapid City, including a 3 hour detour to the Toyota dealership (see Car Adventure Update #3 for more) our 5 Adventurers hit the road. First, we went to Wall Drug in Wall, South Dakota.  This is the original tourist “trap”. They have been serving free ice…

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Driving Day to Rapid City, South Dakota

Our 5 Adventurers experienced a very similar South Dakotan weather day as yesterday. The morning began in the tent at the Mt. Rushmore camp site quite chilly. Mom and Dad had more complaints about chilly feet than the kiddos who claimed themselves as snug as bugs in their sleeping bags. Once the sun came out…

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Mount Rushmore, South Dakota

Today was back to the National Park agenda. Specifically the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. This morning was camp stove pancakes and tie-dying shirts as souvenirs (another KOA activity). There had been a short but furious rainstorm while we were twisting rubber bands and choosing dye colors but the sky looked clear enough to proceed so…

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Palmer Gulch, South Dakota

Neither Brian or Tiffany went camping that much as kids and most vacations involved staying with family/friends or some sort of motel. We also never really spent time in an RV. So we were a bit unaware of the camping resorts that pepper the country offering a fun spot for family reunions or just a…

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