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