Last July, after spending some time in Sioux Falls, we crossed the state to spend time in Rapid City. When you spend so much time in unfamiliar places, getting into areas you know your way around is can be a relaxing change of pace.
Plus there’s always more to see that you missed the last time.
Here are a few quick images of our two-plus weeks there… before disaster struck:
We saw deer at Bear Butte outside Sturgis for the first time, despite all of our hiking there.
We scooted around the twisty-turny road through the Black Hills, driving over and then under these beautiful bridges in the same loop…
…and through amazing tunnels that would have been more fun if people weren’t stopping on the ends of them to get out and take pictures, blocking traffic (yep, call me Grumpy):
Or call him Grumpy:
We hiked Bear Butte a few times, seeing deer most of those days. And a good thing. Because one misstep changed the rest of our summer.