The miles of flat dusty prairie stretched out ahead of us. In our car with digital radio and air conditioning, we could admire the vastness of the American plains without any of its attendant discomforts. It was easy to pin the hopes and dreams of a young country on this unending horizon and believe your
So you’ve been awed by Mt. Rushmore and wondered at the tenacity of the sculpting family behind the Crazy Horse Memorial. You’re ready for fresh air and the beauty of outdoor activities of South Dakota. You definitely have great options to enjoy nature in the Badlands, Black Hills, Custer State National Park and the Mickelson Trail, to name
People rave about the little town of Wall in South Dakota and the famous Wall Drug Store. So, of course, like lemmings we went to see for ourselves. It was easy enough to do because Wall Drug is conveniently located right off the interstate between Mt Rushmore and the Badlands National Park. A large chunk
When you are visiting the Badlands National Park, the only place to eat for miles is at Cedar Pass Lodge. So it is a good thing they had a reputation for making excellent Sioux Indian Tacos. I figured we had to try it for ourselves. We were not disappointed! Although the taco started as a
After all the good food (and hearty portions) we had on our American road trip, we thought we should do something that involves physical exertion. Luckily Spearfish Canyon in South Dakota is the perfect place to go hiking because it has access to thousands of acres of public lands in the Black Hills National Forest.
Mt. Rushmore, one of the iconic images of the United States, also highlights some of the country’s strengths and weaknesses in its history.
Crazy Horse Memorial, near Mt. Rushmore, is a testament to the indomitable human spirit.