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Since January 1, 2012, my goal is to write a daily sentence or two (or paragraph or two) about gratitude of the day and to include one photo (at least) that I took that day (but will add others from time to time). It has definitely been a challenge most days throughout the past eight years, and welcomed the challenge again this year - 2020 - Covid and all. I hope you will continue the ride with me!

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Rushmore? No, Rush less in South Dakota

A huge thank you goes out to Sue Peterson, one of my #CelebratingOthers posts recently who suggested some of the highlights of South Dakota once we got on the subject of travel and US National Parks during our interview (my husband I and were throwing around the idea of visiting Colorado and South Dakota.) 

The suprisinging highlight of the trip, recommended by Sue, is staying at the Spearfish Canyon Lodge in Spearfish, SD. No one in our travel group has ever been to this Honeybee state, and we have thoroughly enjoyed our time here (and what's not to like about 80 mph driving all over the western part of this state).

From Mt. Rushmore to the Crazy Horse Monument to the Badlands and the Black Hills, and let's not forget Wall, SD, rushing less to enjoy the sites is what we found most appealing. The topography changes every 10 miles (and it goes by fast...ahem), or so it seems. Looking forward to our last night here (evening hike) before we head south back to Colorado.



First photo of Lusk, Wyoming Population 1500 (other places with populations of 45!)

Spearfish Canyon Lodge

At the top of 76 Trail - Climbed 1000 ft in .6 miles

Badlands, SD

Dinner in the Canyon

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