A Whirlwind in South Dakota

Today was a whirlwind of a day in South Dakota!  We definitely packed it full and had a wonderful time. We’d had a great several days in Hermosa, SD. Wednesday we visited Mt. Rushmore. Then on Thursday, Nick and the kids went to Wind Cave and watched a couple of movies at the local drive-in. Friday we were all tired and decided to rest up for the weekend. Nick and I did, however, go into (the very small) town to pick up some groceries. We discovered the smallest, strangest grocery store we’d ever shopped in! One of the best parts of this trip has been exploring small towns. I love their little independent restaurants and shops.

We made a quick stop at Wall Drug… fun, as always!

































On our way to Badlands National Park we saw signs for Prairie Homestead. It looked interesting, so we stopped. We were able to tour the original 1909 homestead of sodbusters,  Mr. and Mrs. Ed Brown. It was fascinating! As you can see, they offered a selection of costumes to wear while touring. We, of course, took advantage of the opportunity! Haha!


































































Next, Badlands National Park.  It is definitely something to see!






















We then went to the Auto Museum in Murdo.  It was full of old cars, tractors, motorcycles, bikes, games, toys, etc. They also had a couple of old RVs which we found especially interesting! We all really enjoyed our visit. It is definitely worth stopping by if you are ever in the area.







































































We ended our day in Presho, SD. We stopped here for lunch back in May and we decided that it was the driest, dustiest place any of us had ever seen. What a change a couple of months makes! It is so lush and green now that we didn’t recognize it.  And once again, Hutch’s Cafe was a hit.

Tomorrow we head for Mitchell, SD and the Corn Palace!

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4 thoughts on “A Whirlwind in South Dakota

  1. Gwen

    I love how Caleb and George are too cool for the rest of you and your costumed silliness. So, are those Nick’s overalls or part of the costume getup?

    • The boys just aren’t as cool as the rest of us, but they try. 😉

      Haha! Yeah, when Nick put on those pants and that hat we had to laugh because it looked rather natural on him. I’m kind of surprised he doesn’t own a pair…yet! 😀

  2. laurapeck16

    I love it! The costumes and the pictures. Think of the history lesson you are giving your kids! They won’t soon forget what a great country this is and their time with you and Nick. I would love to trace your steps. So adventurous and fun! 🙂

    • It has been the best adventure! I am just so thankful that we’ve had this chance. It is so amazing how much the kids have seen and learned. Hands on learning sticks and clicks so much better. I hope you and Tom get the opportunity to travel like this, too! 🙂

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