Bear Butte Mountain and Museum of Geology

Bear Butte Mountain and Museum of Geology

We decided to go to Bear Butte in order to settle a disagreement. I said we’d been there before, and Dad was certain we hadn’t. I couldn’t find any photographic evidence on this blog, so there was really nothing to…

Devils Tower, Spearfish Canyon, and Rapid City

Devils Tower, Spearfish Canyon, and Rapid City

Before I begin, a word about punctuation. It should be “Devil’s Tower,” of course. But when you go into the visitor center, there’s a big note about dropping the apostrophe at some point in history. So if that’s their style,…

Custer State Park and Mammoth Site

Custer State Park and Mammoth Site

Our second morning in South Dakota, we hopped out of bed, had our healthy breakfast at Aunt Joyce’s house, and headed up to see whether we could beat the crowd to Mt. Rushmore. We took lots of combinations of family…