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Mount Rushmore

Our way to Mount Rushmore saw a little more traffic and a lot more motorcycles. Good thing is, there’s now a truck route from I-90 to the park. There were still plenty of steep grades—they made Edelweiss struggle a few times, but we made it! At least we could avoid downtown Rapid City, SD. There’s also a new Walmart that we stopped at to grab some food.

I dug up this cute picture of the boys when they were little, about 5 & 2, and tried to recreate it. But we just couldn’t get the size of the monument the same, AND have both boys in the frame. It was weird, we tried everything. Either way, we couldn’t figure out the depth-of-field, so we took one as close a match as we could get :)

It cost us $11 to park but there was no entrance fee. We also had a perfect parking spot for Edelweiss and toad, right outside the entrance. This was our second visit to this monument, and one of the places I never thought we’d visit twice in a lifetime, but there we were.

Another beautiful day!

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The Badlands

It stormed heavily the night before we planned on exploring the Badlands, but after breakfast the next morning, the sky rapidly cleared and a beautiful day had begun.

During our night’s stay in Wall, South Dakota, we had asked a few people if we could drive the Badlands in our motorhome with a car in tow, and half said they’d recommend just taking a car, and half said it would be no problem if you liked winding roads—no problem!—so we decided we’d head out with the motorhome and toad, and make our way though a small loop of the Badlands before continuing west again.

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South Dakota Madness

The drive from Iowa to Wall, South Dakota was long and boring peppered with billboards against the farmland. We left at 7:15 am CST and arrived at 6:30 pm MST.

Jason was a trooper with so much driving. He even stopped at a rest area to participate in a meeting for work. Once we set up camp he spent the rest of the day (night) working. The night before he was up past midnight to make up for the long travel days.