South Dakota’s Badlands and more

Wall drug store is a place most people stop at on the lonely road through South Dakota. When the Hustead family bought the drug store in 1931 they felt like they’d made a terrible mistake. Business was slow and hardly anyone came off the main highway to their store. When they were close to giving…

Old west towns and pig-tail roads

The Wind Cave National Park is above and below the ground. At the surface is prairie land home to bison, pronghorn antelope, deer and more, and below the ground is the 6th largest cave system in the world. This park was our final straw for South Dakotas money grabbin’ tactics as they charged $12 to…

Misty mountains, begging donkeys & crazy tunnels | South Dakota

The Custer State Park sits in a beautiful area of the Black Hills and has some very scenic roads through it. We reluctantly forked out the extortionate 20 bucks entry and headed to Sylvan Lake which was quite unique with lots of boulders in and around it. We enjoyed a paddle past the rock formations…

Mount Rushmore | South Dakota

We began our journey through South Dakota exploring the Black Hills region and set off on the Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway. It was a really awesome drive full of colour and twists and turns. Autumns certainly arrived and the trees were all turning bright yellow and scarlet coloured ivy climbed up the tree trunks. A…