made multiple stops along the way for gas, or water and bean helped me walk the dogs – until she saw this sign and then she wouldn’t get out of the car.
Day 3 was only 83 miles of driving (yay!!!) to get to Hill City, SD, but our hotel check-in was late afternoon, so we stopped in Rapid City (nearest Starbucks) and got our coffee fix. Then drove through some really scary, winding roads in Custer State Park – beautiful, but not sure I’d do it again! Next up was the Wildlife Loop in Custer State Park, a much more relaxing drive than the mornings explorations. The dogs and the bean really enjoyed that part of the day.
but the highlight of the day for me was our stop at a campground near Custer, where I was able to give the Starlight Campground Quilt to it’s owners, my dad and stepmom. happy. and Day 4 started with breakfast with the parents, more happiness, and a trip with the bean to Mount Rushmore.