Feeding the Fish at the Historic DC Booth Fish Hatchery, Spearfish, South Dakota

When I attended Black Hills State University, one of my favorite quick afternoon getaways was a trip to the DC Booth Fish Hatchery. Between my memories of visiting and Will’s love of fish, stopping at the fish hatchery was high on our list of priorities while we were in the Black Hills. During our weeklongContinue reading “Feeding the Fish at the Historic DC Booth Fish Hatchery, Spearfish, South Dakota”

Adventures in Wind Cave National Park and Needles Highway, South Dakota

We have now visited 2 national parks centered around caves and not visited either cave. Traveling with Daisy is posing some limitations on our explorations in national parks, but we would not have it any other way. Wind Cave National Park is one of the lesser known and visited parks in the U.S., but sinceContinue reading “Adventures in Wind Cave National Park and Needles Highway, South Dakota”

A Crowded Visit to Mount Rushmore, South Dakota

We ended up heading to Mount Rushmore on Flag Day. Whether the holiday contributed to the crowds or if it is just that busy this year we will never know, but we found ourselves standing shoulder to shoulder at several points during our visit and, quite frankly, we were simply not prepared for that. WeContinue reading “A Crowded Visit to Mount Rushmore, South Dakota”

Exploring Badlands National Park, South Dakota

When we started planning our westward adventure, I was most looking forward to our visit to the Badlands. We had planned on boondocking just north of the park along the rim of the Badlands. However, as we made our way west in the midst of some of the hottest temperatures on record, we opted toContinue reading “Exploring Badlands National Park, South Dakota”