to say [J] & I were camera-happy during our trip would be an understatement
of the year. we went a little crazy. so narrowing down the photos + stories to share has proven to be quite the process. I “intended” to show our first three stops in one post – let’s just say that’s not quite feasible. [unless I want this to become the world’s longest blog post]. so I’m just going to do a couple more recaps than I anticipated. hope that’s ok.
the first day of our trip ..we got up bright + early and were off to south dakota.
our first stop: the corn palace. the world’s only in fact, imagine that. the facade of the building is decorated entirely in corn murals. and the designs change each year.
[I am appropriately wearing a tee shirt that says: IOWA 75% vowels, 100% awesome. thank you, thank you RAYGUN].
our “thing” was to get a pressed-penny [above] + a postcard at each of our stops along the way.
if you’re driving through south dakota [which I’ll venture to guess many of you have not] ..you’ll see signs for WALL DRUG everywhere. through the entire state. the most popular signs: “free ice water” or “5 cent coffee”. but [J] & I’s favorite: “YOLO WALL DRUG”. we knew we had to stop. obviously for the free ice water. along with our pressed-penny + postcard.
say ‘hello’ to the massive bug that flew through our open window, and made itself at home in our cup holder. I almost crashed our car when it started buzzing around. thankfully [J] was on top of his bug-catching game.
our first night we set up our tent at a campsite near mount rushmore.
tent home for the night was set up ..we went to mount rushmore.
I now know why you should stay on the trails. these two were fearless, and came so close. after snapping a picture for proof and [J] snapping of one of me.. I ran!
just in time to see the nightly lighting ceremony.
it was amazing.