Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Interior, South Dakota, United States

May 24, 2013 - Hill City to Interior, South Dakota

Friday 24th May, 2013 Hill City to Interior, South Dakota We had breakfast in the motel and then set off at about 9:30am. We drove to Rapid City about 15miles away and bought some bread, cheese and fruit for lunch because we have experienced a lack of eateries as we have been driving – this area is empty. We then headed out towards the Badlands National Park. We first drove to Scenic (quite surprising name as it was nothing of the sort) – mainly old run-down buildings with hardly anybody living there. The Badlands is a geological landscape...

Jump to full entry

Sep 12, 2012 - Bozeman to Interior, SD

Wednesday -- Last night felt colder than freezing, or maybe it was just the wind chill. There was no dew but our tent was condensed on the bottom where the wind had blown under and warmed up. Even inside the tent it was difficult to stay warm. With just a little breeze this morning our cold fingers struggled to break down the tent and pack it into the car. We ate cold cereal in the car and bought coffee at the Conoco on the way out of town. Today we had a decision to make -- continue east onto I-94 through North Dakota or turn south on...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Alaska from a tent

Aug 18, 2012 - Bad Lands

Today we drove 200 miles sight seeing. We drove over to the Bad Lands. The Bad Lands National Park charges $15 to get in so we decided to see if my old folks pass worked there. It is called a Golden Age Pass that we bought in Ky for $10. Hurray, it was good. I see why they call it the Bad Lands. Nothing could possibly grow here. The soil looks like sand but it is hard. We went in a visitor center and it explained that this land was once covered with water. They were digging for fossils but you couldn't see anything because they had a tent...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Don't wake me up

Jun 9, 2012 - Badlands National Park

“Oh give me a home where the antelope roam”…okay, I know it’s really suppose to be buffalo, but we haven’t seen any of those yet. Today we crossed the beautiful Missouri River, and the rolling hills of SD seemed to pop right up out of the sky on the other side. We arrived at the Badlands about noon. The sky was bluer than blue as a backdrop to the spectacular ridges and peaks of the rugged buff-colored shale rock formations. What an awesome sight! After sending Steve about 20 miles out in the country in search of a well-hidden campground...

Jump to full entry

May 27, 2012 - Badlands Nat'l Park

Last night was very windy on & off, but today we woke up to a beautiful clear day of sunshine & slight winds. Before leaving the campground, we spoke to a nice couple from TX who will be working at this KOA for the summer. They work at various KOA's every summer, traveling the USA (not in their Chevrolet). Anyone want a job? On the road leading out of the campground, we were detained for 1/2 hour due to a car that was on the side of the road on fire. No one was hurt. Ed talked to the sheriff & was told that he has one deputy & takes care of...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


2012 Northwest Trip

May 22, 2012 - From Wisconsin to the Badlands

OK, this is my second attempt at completing this entry...dunno what I did wrong but something...anyway, we're at at KOA in the BADLANDS. The cottonwood trees are raining pollen down on us and we've got the AC running (90 outside). That campground in Wisconsin was the pits and we hauled out of there by 7:30 on Saturday...ate along the way at a Perkins Pancake House. Stayed at a KOA in Jackson, MN-wonderful, clean and pretty. Visited the Corn Palace in Mitchell,SD. It's AMAZING!!! Panels or pictures made out of corn and grain products on the...

Jump to full entry

Oct 16, 2011 - Our Badlands Home

We can see the Badlands from here! We are being stealth and staying at the Pine Gap Indian Reservation. We are the only people in the park at the moment. The name of the park is 'The Badlands Ranch and Resort', and there is no truth to the 'Resort" part. It is a basic RV Park, with full hook-ups, a dusty dirt road, and the most amazing stars on earth! We have some pictures for you. Mike and Nancy

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Travels In Serenity

Jul 9, 2011 - 4th Day of Trip

Today we drove 301 miles. We stopped at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, SD which was built in 1892 to attract immigrant farmers to settle in the area. Every year the Corn Palace is redecorated sporting a new theme. Approximately 600,000 pieces of corn and 3,000 bushels of grasses are used to decorate the outside each year. They use nails, staples and wire to fasten the corn and grasses. Approximately $100,000 to $130,000 is spent each year for redecorating. The picture attached shows the Corn Palace while under this year's decorating. It won't...

Jump to full entry

Jul 8, 2011 - Badlands NP Day 3

July 8, 2011 -- Badlands National Park, Day 3 We have attended Ranger programs on Geology, Fossils, Deposition & Erosion, and Wildlife. Today we will attend Solar Telescopes and Prairie Nature. We’ve explored several park trails, and the Sage Creek area to see bison, pronghorns, prairie dogs and deer. We’ve taken photos, but the vast landscapes are difficult in the harsh summer daylight. We’ve tried to take some photos closer to sunset and sunrise. Yesterday we took the drive to the town of Wall, SD, home of the well known Wall Drug Store....

Jump to full entry

Jul 6, 2011 - Badlands NP Day 1

July 6, 2001 We continued on Route 44 for 77 miles to the Badlands National Park. We arrived and parked before lunch time. We met a few of the neighbors in the campground and watched as the weather suddenly changed. The campground host had just told us that the storms go either North or South of us and rarely hit the campground. Well, this time…. As the wind blew in and the temperature dropped by maybe 20 degrees we helped neighbors hold down there stuff while they picked up and went to their car. We went to the Winnebago and had a...

Jump to full entry

Apr 19, 2011 - Interior, South Dakota

As the saying goes, I was between a rock and hard place. Yesterday I was camping in North Platte Nebraska near the Platte River. There were forecasts that the river might overflow its banks and flood the surrounding area. Further north, they were predicting a snow storm and dangerous driving conditions. So there I was, between a flood and snow storm. I decided to move further north. I am used to driving in the snow and decided to take my chances with that. I could not deal with a flood. There was a lot of snow but the roads had been plowed...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Find Tom 3

Sep 15, 2010 - Wednesday, Day 29

Woke up this morning in Sheridan Wyoming - nice, leisurely morning - drove thru downtown Sheridan - cute town - somewhat Western. Gave the beast a little wash and then had breakfast at Perkins. Haven't eaten at one of those in forever...Yum We drove for a few hours on the Interstate to make some time and then cut off to go thru Deadwood SD. What a story this town has - reminds me of Helen GA's marketing gimmick. The town was practically a ghost town - so back in the 1980's the city father's got permission to have gambling and redid...

Jump to full entry
Previous -- 0 1  2  3  4  5  6  -- Next


Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com