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    Horse Rides and Presidents in South Dakota

    We’re wrapping up our trip to South Dakota. In fact we’re driving home as I write this. We saw and did a lot but also had plenty of down time. We feel like we only scratched the surface of all that South Dakota has to offer. We all want to come back! Day 5: Sunday If you recall from my last post, it was rainy, rainy the night before. It continued to drizzle and be downcast on Sunday, so we were glad we hadn’t planned an outdoor activity. Custer State Park Drive We drove through Custer State Park in search of buffalo. They have a herd of 1300 that’s supposed…

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    Crazy Horse in South Dakota

    For day 4 of our South Dakota trip we decided to hang around the campground for a good chunk of the day and then go to Crazy Horse after lunch. Campground Jeremy and the boys did some exploring of the campground. It is HUGE! It seems we’re constantly finding a new area. Even with the map, it’s hard to picture the layout, and that’s not just my lack of directional skills speaking. Jeremy agrees with me. We quickly realized that the group in the tents was some kind of a family reunion or something, and while we were annoyed about how close they were, we tried to be a good…

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    South Dakota Trip: Days 2 and 3

    We continue our trip to South Dakota with a couple more days of fun and then exploring. Day 2 We slept incredibly late (for us anyway). A certain 4 year old never sleeps in at home, so we were surprised and thrilled that he slept late. We took our time after getting up to have breakfast and get ourselves together to go to Mount Rushmore. We had thought about going to Crazy Horse in the afternoon, but that ended up not happening. Mount Rushmore We’re only about 10 minutes away from the monument, so we got there quickly. We were a little concerned about parking when traffic stopped on the…

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    Summer Trip to South Dakota

    We’re on our big trip of the summer to South Dakota this week. I remember going when I was a kid, and it was one of my favorite trips! Day 1 This was a travel day for the most part. We didn’t leave terribly early. In order to avoid Denver’s morning rush hour, we’d have to leave super early or after it was over. We opted for leaving at about 9:30AM. It certainly wasn’t the most exciting drive, but we were glad to see that South Dakota sign. That sign was kind of tiny though! Come on, South Dakota, spring for a bigger sign. I almost missed it! Traveling Tips…