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Day 41: My Favorites in South Dakota

Sunday. July 11th, 2021

Today was my last full day in South Dakota, and a much needed mental health day.  I slept in, I took my time, I did some necessary reflection exercises, cleaned, and packed.  I vacuumed out my car and did one more run to Walmart for anything else I needed. I had such a nice time just walking around, found more stickers for my suitcase, a souvenir for a family member, and also had a nice chat with my Dad. With such a lovely time in the store, my heart dropped as I reached inside my purse for my wallet and NO WALLET to be found.  So I got to do that embarrassing “I need to run out to my car, I will be right back. Please hold on to my stuff.”  See, I had found a Blendjet for sale at Walmart, and mine wasn’t working at all. It was the ONLY one on the shelf, and I need it for my protein shakes, so I didn’t want them to go and put all my stuff back. Needless to say I found my wallet, it was inside a bag I use all the time for Walter. THANK GOD!  I went back in, paid, and my heart resumed beating again.

So today I thought I would just tell yall what my favorite things were in South Dakota and why I liked them so much.

#1- Hands down, my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE was Bear Country USA!  I never imagined in my wildest dreams to be able to see them SO CLOSE- it will stick with me forever.


#2- Broken Boot Gold Mine- the tour, the ghost tour at night, both experiences were amazing and fun to say I ghost hunted a Mine. 


#3- 1800’s Train- Besides meeting Tracey, it was such a lovely ride through the Black Hills and a cool experience to have.


#4- Alpine Inn- MY FAVORITE MEAL on the trip thus far! SOOOO yummy and worth every penny!!


#5- Crazy Horse- I loved the story behind this and what it stands for.


#6- 1800s Town- the coolest ghost town, so creepy and so haunted…loved every square inch of this place!


#7 – The Badlands…so many wonderful memories with Craig here…it wasn’t the same without him.

Badlands National Park

#8 Custer Park Scenic Overlook….6000 plus feet in elevation. I drove it all by myself, hella proud of that since I am terrified of heights.


I had a fantastic time in South Dakota, but it is time to move on to the North tomorrow. A 5 hour drive and get comfy for the next week there.  Thanks to everyone who I met on this leg of my journey, it was a great week. See you tomorrow.

Thank you for your kindness!!!

I LOVE sharing the joy of Adventure, and Travel! Every dollar you support me with goes right back into my mission for equipment, gas, and essentials. But most importantly, when you support me financially it tells me you BELIEVE in me and MY VALUE, and that means more to me than ANYTHING! So THANK YOU for YOU!!


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