- 9 months ago
Earlier this month a group of extended family loaded up the rented van and headed west (well first a little east and north, but mostly west). We hit several stops along the way including the Spam Museum, the Jolly Green Giant, the Laura Ingalls Wilder stops in De Smet SD, and Wall Drug (a hidden Laura site). Finally we pulled into Keystone - long time home of Carrie Ingalls Swanzey and short time home of Mary Ingalls. First things being first we visited the Keystone Area Historical Society where they have been making some big changes. I crossed off the 20 year goal of riding the 1880 train, hit Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse. The next day we panned for gold before heading east, made a quick stop in Rapid City, and then checked out the Corn Palace. Finally we made it home.
I'll run you through what we actually did, what we were sorry we had to skip, and some great restaurants where we ate.
For those of you heading to the De Smet event, I also have some road report updates you should be