Paws for Beer’s Top 10: South Dakota

South Dakota will always hold a special spot in my heart as it was the location of my first solo trip. I had always wanted to see the Badlands National Park and decided that in the summer of 2012 it was time to stop wanting and start doing! I pack … Continue reading

South Dakota Trip in Review

I had another great solo trip under my travel belt. A few things learned: 1. If I have to arrive late to a hotel, make sure it’s in a safe spot. 2. No matter how I try to conserve gas on a road trip I will most likely fail due … Continue reading

Day 6 A Cold War lesson at Minuteman Missile Silo, South Dakota

Our time in South Dakota was coming to an end as we would start our way back home on this day. Before leaving South Dakota I made one last stop at the Minuteman Missile Silo just outside of Wall. Who doesn’t need a little cold war education on their road … Continue reading

Day 6 Visiting Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Prior to leaving for the Badlands National Park I took Boomer out to the hotel’s approved patch of pet grass for his morning potty break and witness something strange. There was a man also with his dog. The dog relieved it’s self and the man and dog went back into … Continue reading

Day 5 – Rapid City Firehouse Brewing / Wall Drug / Badlands National Park at Sunset, South Dakota

I finished up at Mount Rushmore and Boomer and I were headed off to Wall South Dakota for the night. I briefly stopped in Rapid City at a local brew pub, Firehouse Brewing Co. The brew pub was housed in a awesome brick building that was the original firehouse for the … Continue reading

Day 5 – Visiting Mount Rushmore, South Dakota

The next stop on my road trip around South Dakota was Mount Rushmore. As I walked towards the monument through the avenue of flags I was excited to finally be there. I quickly checked the state flags to make sure Idaho, my home state, was represented! I am not sure … Continue reading

Day 5 – The Museum at Black Hills Institute, Hill City and Goodtyme Photos, Keystone South Dakota

Boomer and I slept in a bit on Day 5. The Museum at Black Hills Institute, in Hill City that I wanted to go to did not open until 9am.  The later opening time gave us a good opportunity to catch up on some much needed sleep. I did end … Continue reading

Day 4 – Driving Scenic Needles Highway, South Dakota

Although planned for the next day, I had a few extra hours of daylight left and felt that taking the Needles Highway Scenic Drive in South Dakota would fit in perfectly before the laser show started at Crazy Horse Monument. I was pleased with my decision as it was near sunset and … Continue reading

Day 4 -Crazy Horse Monument, South Dakota

My next stop was Crazy Horse Monument. I had heard a little about Crazy Horse, a Lakota Warrior, prior to my visit, like he was this bad ass warrior who had a vision that no white man’s bullet would kill him and he always rode fearlessly into battle. Well the … Continue reading