Taking our first family vacation to the Black Hills of South Dakota. For anyone who has made this trip, particularly with children, and had to drive across the plains of middle South Dakota, you know what I’m up against. I love prairieland, but driving through multiple hours of flat, sparse grassland makes it wholly understandable why pioneers experienced “prairie fever” back in the day. I’ll be flying through there at 75 miles per hour; I can’t imagine the mind-numbing that would ensue when one is driving a buggy through those same plains with even fewer people, fewer trees, and a whole lot more grass. If it weren’t for the semi-interesting change of landscape around the Missouri River, the trip would be out of the question. Couldn’t do it.
See you in a few days!