Badlands

Back on the road again, on the third day of our trip to Chicago and back, we had another long stretch to go. South Dakota and Minnesota lay out ahead before reaching La Crosse, Wisconsin that night. Starting the day off in a fake dinosaur park, it could only get better from there as the sun…Continue Reading “To Chicago & Back in Eight Days – South Dakota to Wisconsin”

Devils Tower

Devil’s Tower has long been surrounded by legend.  Although many people may recognize the mysterious rock formation from the 1977 movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, for years many American tribes have found it sacred and each have their own tale surrounding the oddly shaped monument. One of the interesting tales about Devil’s Tower is told by the Kiowa…Continue Reading “Park Beat XIV: Devil’s Tower National Monument”

Gillette, Wyoming

What is it about hitting the open road that creates a sense of newfound freedom; the feeling that the future lies out ahead with no need to look behind? Having the opportunity to drive cross country in any direction is not only a beloved American pastime, but it’s also a history lesson, the cure to an explorer’s endless need…Continue Reading “To Chicago & Back in Eight Days – Wyoming”