Month: March 2015

Little Bighorn National Monument, Montana

Little Bighorn National Monument, Montana

As we crossed into Montana, I could not resist the urge to stop at the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument in Crow Agency, site of General Custer’s Last Stand.  In college, I took a Native American Literature class, and after reading the accounts of history […]

A Hike Around Devils Tower, Wyoming

A Hike Around Devils Tower, Wyoming

From Rapid City, we took a day trip to Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming, a sight you may recognize from the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The drive was gorgeous, and we were surprised at the beautiful red rocks surrounding the area.  […]

Rapid City, South Dakota

Rapid City, South Dakota

While staying in Rapid City, there were 3 attractions that we really enjoyed, aside from Mount Rushmore. We visited Custer State Park, located in the Black Hills of South Dakota.  There were many scenic drives available throughout the park, but we chose Needles Highway.  The […]

Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota

Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota

While in Rapid City, we spent a day visiting Mount Rushmore.  Within that single day, we were blessed with clouds, rain, hail, and sunshine.  It felt just like being at home in Chicago. Mount Rushmore is a patriotic site that features the 60 foot faces of […]

Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Badlands National Park, South Dakota

As we approached the entrance to Badlands National Park, it was such a spectacular sight to see the large, jagged “hills” rising from the Plains, seemingly out of nowhere. This was our first National Park visit on this trip, so it was here that we […]