Road Trip 2016 – Day 6 (Mt. Rushmore & Devils Tower!)

Today was a relatively short driving day.  We only drove about 200+ miles (including some backtracking) because we had a few stops along the way we wanted to make.

On a previous cross-country trip about 13 years ago, Natalie and I stopped by Mt. Rushmore, but it was in the middle of summer and we didn’t feel like going in the actual park.  I think there was too much traffic, and it would have cost money that we didn’t really want to spend at the time.  We pulled off to the side of the highway, took a few pictures and then turned around to head back to I-90.

2016-02-05 10.17.17Well, this time around we wanted to go in.  It also helped that it was the middle of winter, and pretty much nobody was around.  Only cost $11 dollars to enter (better than I expected).  We parked in the RV section due to the roof carrier (apparently they have a parking garage, who knew?), and then had the entire place to ourselves.

 

 

 

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Road Trip 2016 – Day 5 (Badlands & Wall Drug!)

Wall Drug!

Wall Drug!

Today was a big day.  South Dakota is one of our favorite states to pass through.  Why you ask?  Well, South Dakota is home to the Badlands National Park and Wall Drug.

 

One does not simply drive through South Dakota and not visit Wall Drug.

I think I have driven through South Dakota at least 3 times, and each time I have visited both of those landmarks.  It has now become a family tradition!

Badlands!

Badlands!

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Road Trip 2016 – Day 4

Evidence of snow in Wisconsin

Evidence of snow in Wisconsin

Now that Winter Storm Kayla moved on, we headed out of northern Illinois and headed Northwest through Wisconsin.  We were eager to see some evidence of the major snowfall that apparently occured north of us yesterday (the whole reason why we stayed in the hotel that extra day).  I wanted some proof that it was a good choice 🙂

 

 

They are busy clearing the snow off the sidewalks.

They are busy clearing the snow off the sidewalks.

 

As we got closer to the Dells, the evidence of snow became a lot more apparent.  Our first rest stop had quite a bit of snow left on the on and off ramps.  The cleanup crew was very busy shovelling the snow off the sidewalks.

 

 

 

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