Badlands National Park

Neither of us have ever seen anything like the Badlands National Park in person. The name makes perfect sense. I think about those first travelers happily crossing South Dakota. Everything is cool as they head west across green, fertile grassland. Then WHAM! they run into some of the most unforgiving, inhospitable landscape any human has seen. It would have been an understatement to say; “These are bad lands.” The area could have just as easily been called; “Turn Around National Park.” or “This-is-Nuts National Park.”

As we were leaving the National Park, Finn heard something strange originating with a tire. He thought there was a rock in a tire and pulled over to investigate. That’s when he discovered the screw implanted in our front tire and the slow air leak. (Argh!) So, after Finn pumped enough air in the tire to travel, we found a service center and got our tire fixed. The whole ordeal cut a hole in our day, but we are now all fixed and back in action.

Last night we stayed in the Black Hills National Forest. We couldn’t believe the twists and hairpin turns we took to get deep into the forest. Once we made it to our campground we were so relieved we just ate some hotdogs and relaxed.

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4 Responses to Badlands National Park

  1. Lou says:

    How about some pictures of the inside of your camper…

  2. Kate says:

    Good idea, we’ll do that soon. Hard just to keep up with events!

  3. Dorothy says:

    Kate and Finn, I’ve been faithfully tracking your adventures and decided it’s time to post a comment. I am loving your blog and look forward to every new posting. Can’t wait to see where your are stopping next. Keep up the good work and I second Lou – we need a peak of your living quarters :)

  4. Kate says:

    Dorothy, We’ll do that soon! Thanks for following the blog and commenting. We love getting feedback.

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