Badlands National Park, S.D.

July 4 and 9, 2017 Approaching Badlands National Park, we were surrounded by rolling prairie.  Slowly eroded areas were revealed until we were in the midst of a variety of shapes and colors dating between 75 and 25 million years ago.  Where Scott’s Bluff and Cheyenne and Red Cloud Buttes, Read more…

Custer, SD Celebrates July 4

July 4, 2017 Custer’s population is less than 2000 but its volunteer fire department put on a show worthy of a city any size.  Viewing sites had been staked out at various locations throughout town, but Pageant Hill had been set aside for the day and people gathered there from Read more…

Mount Rushmore, SD

June 27, 2017 Mount Rushmore is so much a part of popular culture that it’s hard to know what to say about it.  It was carved from 1927 to 1941.  The faces are about 60 feet tall and feature four presidents chosen by the sculptor for their specific contributions to Read more…