Scenes from the road Day 4! We started with an early morning departure from Sioux Falls, To-Go Coffee from Coffea in hand (thankS for the recommendation, Dan!) with the intention of getting to Badlands National Park before it got too hot. We underestimated how many pit stops we might need and even crossing into Mountain Time Zone and ‘gaining an hour’ didn’t help us as much as hoped it would. One of those stops was at Dignity (see previous post) and is definitely one to add to your bucket list. The statue itself is stunning and the overlook of the Missouri River is amazing. There is even a small trail but, as you can see, B wasn’t having any of that (🐍).
After counting 49 Wall Drug signs, we made it to the Notch Trailhead at Badlands National Park. We’re not hiking newbies, but in 90-100 F heat, this “moderate to strenuous” hike was pretty intense, even at just 1.5 miles total. The kids were definitely troopers and the views were definitely worth it! (Only one of them earned memory scars from the rocks… we all turned shades of red we didn’t know that we could…)Then we wound our way through the Badlands NP to Roberts Prairie Dog Town where Brennan perfected his prairie dog call. Our next stop — after counting 16 more signs — was Wall Drug, a kitschy tourist destination where the kids held us up for gemstones and leather bracelets and Mia finally got to ‘ride a horse’ she wasn’t allergic to.
We ended our drive yesterday in Spearfish, SD, touring the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives where we learned all about Trout and how they are raised and re-released, plus got to see the fish from the underwater viewing area. Finished the day with the beat meal we’ve had so far at The Farmhouse Bistro & Bar before heading to our “Verbo” and crashing as soon as our heads hit the pillow.
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Spearfish Economic Development Corporation met in Ruby’s Garden at D.C. Booth Fish Harchery ... See MoreSee Less
What a lovely day to be outside for a meeting of economic minds!
2021 Capture the Hatchery Photo Contest for the D.C. Booth Historic Fish Hatchery & Archives is underway and runs until Aug 31! We are celebrating our 125th Anniversary this year and fundraising for renovations of the museum/archives, check out the details here: dcboothfishhatchery.org/capture-the-hatchery-photo-contest
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We found the story walk with “Let’s Feed the Fish” at the park. Thank you , Friends of the Library! ... See MoreSee Less
Great looking display and better yet, young reader!
Books, music, and bikes! ... See MoreSee Less