Big Rapids, South Dakota

We spent most of the day checking out the Badlands of South Dakota. Absolutely gorgeous. Hotter than hell, but worth it. It is so quiet out there.We’re a little behind schedule. Tomorrow: Mt. Rushmore and Deadwood.

Fairmont, Minnesota

Mandy and I are accompanying my folks on a cross-country trek to Seattle for my sister’s wedding. We spent most of today on I-90, and have stopped off in Fairmont, Minnesota, for the first hotel stop. This is my first time in Minnesota. While the parts of the...