Mandatory Visits in the Black Hills

Southwestern South Dakota — a place I had never visited and frankly never even considered as a vacation destination — has a dense concentration of places we have loved. Were it not for the thought of subzero winter conditions, I think Ken would be ready to move here in a heartbeat. After our awesome five … Read more Mandatory Visits in the Black Hills

Seeing Plenty More Heartland in Nebraska

Like our stop in Kansas, our visit to Nebraska brought us to a place I never imagined we would be tourists, and we ended up enjoying it much more than expected. Well, other than the fact that I now have the Counting Crows song Omaha permanently looping in my head. So let’s get right to … Read more Seeing Plenty More Heartland in Nebraska

Spanning Millennia at Two NPS Units

Our travels through Eastern Tennessee gave us the chance to visit several of the national sites that are helping guide our journey, and these locations near Chattanooga preserve and interpret records of historic periods ranging from 10,000 BC to 1865. Russell Cave National Monument Tucked away down a small county road in the very northeastern … Read more Spanning Millennia at Two NPS Units