just in case you’re not sick of hearing about [J] & I’s trip yet, #LLontheBIGroad ..
on day one, we drove from des moines to mount rushmore. making a couple stops along the way, like the corn palace. then, that night we got engaged. no big deal. on day two, we left south dakota and headed to wyoming, to set up camp at the base of devils tower. which we really got to explore on day three, once the hail storm passed.
after hiking around devils tower, we got in the car and continued our road trip to montana. we set up camp, just in time to watch the sunset.
the next morning it was breakfast over the fire, as usual. and off we went to the little bighorn battlefield. which is incredibly amazing + so important to our country’s history.
the reader’s digest version: it took place june 25-26, 1876. and was the U.S. army battling against the native american tribes, who were resisting pressure from the government to relocate to reservations.
after some inspiring history, it was time to get back on the road ..
destination: yellowstone national park.
but what we didn’t expect was to have some of thee most beautiful scenery along the way. sweet little towns, tucked in the valleys of massive mountains. and winding roads, going up the side of said mountains. although I drove and it was
slightly terrifying, it was breathtaking. around each turn, we said “it can’t get any prettier than this” ..so we’d park the car, get out, and snap a couple photos. but without fail ..it always got better.
and without question, one of the most entertaining parts of our trip, just so happened to be when we were driving through an “open range”. the road signs would say “caution: animals on the road”. you would come around the corner, and see this ..
I guess when you’re driving hours + hours across the country, it doesn’t take much to entertain you. just beautiful scenery & cows on the road.