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

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

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

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

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

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

Day 3 – Geographical Center of the US / Deadwood, South Dakota

Day 3 – Geographical Center of the US / Deadwood, South Dakota

After I completed my tour of The Battle of the Little Bighorn, Boomer and I started our approach to South Dakota. Our first stop was Belle Fourche for the geographical center of the continental United States… well sort of.

Day 3 – Visiting The Battle of the Little Bighorn, Montana

Day 3 – Visiting The Battle of the Little Bighorn, Montana

What better way to start out the day than with a history lesson at The Battle of the Little Bighorn?  If you are not familiar with what The Battle of the Little Bighorn is, it is where General Armstrong Custer made his last stand. 

Day 2 – Traveling across Montana from Butte to Bozeman to Billings

Day 2 – Traveling across Montana from Butte to Bozeman to Billings

We were still in Montana on the second day of our trip to South Dakota.  We would be traveling across Montana from Butte to Bozeman to Billings.  I grabbed some breakfast from the hotel and eavesdropped on the conversations going on around me. It is what I do when I … Continue reading

Boomer’s 1st Trip: Day 3 The Going to the Sun Road Glacier National Park

Boomer’s 1st Trip: Day 3 The Going to the Sun Road Glacier National Park

Boomer and I had reached the last day of our trip to Montana. Although I was sad that the trip was coming to an end, I was also about to embark on something I had never been able to do before, driving across The Going to the Sun Road! I … Continue reading

Boomer’s 1st Trip: Day 2 – Whitefish Brewfest and Montana Raceway Kalispell Montana

Boomer’s 1st Trip: Day 2 – Whitefish Brewfest and Montana Raceway Kalispell Montana

You know when you wake up in the morning and you think you know how the day is going to play out. When I am traveling most often I actually DO know how my day is going to turn out.  I have an annoying habit of planning everything out to … Continue reading