Category Archives: South Dakota

San Diego to Columbia, Part 16 – South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa

Today we drove and drove and drove.

We went through South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa.

We got in very late and stayed with Sarah Franklin, part of our chosen family.

We saw corn, sorghum, soybeans, sunflowers, also corn, corn, corn, and a deer.

There were lots of cows and horses, and we could smell pigs and hear them squeal from the shipping trucks.

❂ Lykara

Lykara was fascinated with the farm animals in Iowa. But after encountering several trucks carrying pigs, she was particularly fascinated with the pigs.
Lykara was fascinated with the farm animals in Iowa. But after encountering several trucks carrying pigs, she was particularly fascinated with the pigs.

San Diego to Columbia, Part 15 – South Dakota

Today we went to the South Dakota Air and Space Museum. At the museum and air base we saw B-1 and B-52 bombers, FB-111 and A-7 bombers, KC-135 tankers, B-25 and B-26 and A-20 bombers, and T-38, T-33, F-84, F-86, F-101, and F-105 fighters.

We then went to Mount Rushmore and saw great carvings of four presidents, none of whom was President Bush.

We then went to see Crazy Horse Mountain.

We then went to the Badlands National Park where Dad took boring pictures of rocks.

Then we went to the hotel where I had fun swimming and swinging and doing gymnastics without help.

Earlier in the morning, we saw Wall Drug in Wall, South Dakota. It was cool — it had jewelry and hats with feathers in the top.

We saw pronghorn antelope and jackrabbits.

❂ Lykara

Photos of Mount Rushmore

Photos of the Badlands National Park

San Diego to Columbia, Part 14 – Wyoming, South Dakota

Today we left Yellowstone and drove to South Dakota.

We saw deer by the side of the road.

The Bikers were in Sturgis for a convention, so we had to drive to Philip for a place to stay.

We saw Devil’s Tower off in the distance, lightning and thunder and rain.

The bikers – thousands of them – didn’t seem to like the rain.

The front of our car was covered in bugs.

❂ Lykara