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Month: July 2021

Days 24 and 25- Minnesota to Home

Days 24 and 25- Minnesota to Home

Our drive today into Minnesota from Sioux Falls was a quick one. ha Just 15 miles or so outside of Sioux Falls to the East and you’ve arrived in Minnesota. Another state Kegan and I hadn’t been to before! So, now the only states I haven’t been to are: North Dakota, Rhode Island and Alaska. For Kegan, it’s North Dakota, Alaska, Delaware and most of New England (Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Maine)- we’ll be fixing that…

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Day 23 – Badlands to Sioux City, South Dakota

Day 23 – Badlands to Sioux City, South Dakota

Today we had to leave for the airport early – by 6:30am! (We are not early risers by nature, if you can’t tell! ha) It was a quick easy drive to a small airport. 7 gates. ha Before we even got to Starbucks from the airport, my mother was already at her gate. Norah couldn’t hack it that early. haha We got our coffee and headed out East towards Badlands National Park. But about 50 miles before a town called…

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Day 22- Devil’s Tower, Deadwood and Rapid City, South Dakota

Day 22- Devil’s Tower, Deadwood and Rapid City, South Dakota

Our first order of business today was a two hour drive away from Rapid City to hit Devil’s tower National Monument and then backtrack through towns such as Spearfish, Sturgis and Deadwood. Native American Legend of the Kiowa and Lakota tribes of the area say that one day a group of girls were playing when their brother turned into a giant bear and chased them. The girls climbed onto a big rock and fell to their knees, praying for the…

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Day 21 – Cheyenne, WY to Rapid City, South Dakota

Day 21 – Cheyenne, WY to Rapid City, South Dakota

We started out at the earliest museum left to see that we didn’t squeeze in yesterday- the Wyoming State Museum. It was a free museum and had some neat displays and history. After that smaller museum, we went to the Botanical Gardens and the Paul Smith Children’s Village attached. Inside the actual Botanical gardens was pretty underwhelming. It was just a few fruit, tropical trees, palms… I don’t know what I was expecting…but I cant say I’d recommend a trip…

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Day 20 – Casper, Laramie and Cheyenne, WY

Day 20 – Casper, Laramie and Cheyenne, WY

We headed out of Casper first thing today towards Independence Rock. A prominent marker from the Oregon Trail days. Over 500,000 people followed this eventually worn path westward over 15-20 years as part of our territorial westward expansion. This rock got its name because wagon groups would leave Missouri in the early spring, they would hope to reach this rock by Independence Day so that they could make it over the mountain passes before the snowfalls began in the fall….

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