14. South Dakota

I was convinced that South Dakota was uninhabited until we came across this house, so someone lives here. Maybe it’s the Governor’s mansion.

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We saw a lot of cattle, but very few farmsteads. There were a lot of billboards leading you to carnival-like attractions, but we were focused on our destination – the Badlands.

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And once we arrived, it was well worth the price of admission. The Badlands are so named due to the peaks, gullies, and buttes that make it difficult it traverse. I believe it. We settled on a camp spot, then explored the visitor center. Not only did we get an explanation of the geological makeup of the area, but Scarlet and Brody became Junior Rangers.

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Because of this authority, we were able to explore some areas of the park that were off limits to the commoners.

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At Brody’s request, we had a spaghetti dinner, then attended a park program at the natural amphitheater.

We’ve hit an area of the country that is significantly different than the State of Indiana.

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4 responses to “14. South Dakota

  1. Most impressed with Scarlet and Brody being sworn in as Federal Agents. Will they get uniforms and badges? I see they are already executing their duties by standing guard on the northern border.

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