Oh and those darn gps' can't be trusted all of the time. We may have had to drive in neutral for a good while as our gas tank was totally empty and we were legit running on fumes. Whoops! We felt instant relief as soon as we would get on top of a hill and then anxiety all the way down haha. We took the wrong turn and there was not a gas station/town/home in sight. Nothing but some random cattle here in there. Luckily there was a farmer checking up on his land that could offer us some insight about where we were and where the next town was. Phewf! We coasted up to the next town only 10 miles down the road. It really wouldn't be a proper road trip without this happening.
We made our home base at a campground right outside of Rapid City. From there we did all of the touristy things we could do in the short week we were there. South Dakota is full of old history. I loved learning about all of the Native American people and imagining myself living off of the land. As well as imagining myself as an old bar wench in one of the old saloons waiting for my outlaw cowboy to come rescue me. :p My imagination was running wild.
I was truly taken back by the beauty of Custer State Park. The park is huge with such beautiful countryside and so many animals! Heavenly. I definitely want to go back one day to visit the badlands and get some hiking in!
|A lot of the towns at night made me kind of sad. At one point they were booming with coyboys and miners. Now just the odd tourist here and there.|
|Willow didn't sleep to well. She clearly didn't want to miss out on a thing. Too much exploring to be done!|
Thank You for the wonderful trip gals!! Willow and I had so much fun with you three xoxoxo