I’m going to be offline the next four weeks, from Sep 11 to Oct 9. I’ll be taking this time to rest and retreat into silence, reading, and thinking. No blog posts, no Facebook or Messenger, no Instagram or Twitter. I want to be in the moment as I see places new to me and not worry about finding a cell signal or putting out a timely blog post. If you miss reading my posts, check out the Adventures page to catch up on some of my past journeys. Or surf the travel maps! Astute readers will spot that I’ll…
With my Great Lakes tour done and family time in Wisconsin completed, it was time to point the Ridgeline west to Colorado, via North Dakota, South Dakota, a night in Wyoming, and then on down to the Denver area. Here’s a summary post of my adventures, with links to blog posts that dive deeper into places.
One of the least known of the National Parks, Wind Cave is worth the visit for two big reasons: (1) the boxwork formations and (2) it is way cooler inside the cave than outside in August.
I wasn’t sure I wanted to spend much time here when I made my route from Minnesota to Colorado last Spring, but figured I would check it out since it was, after all, a National Park. It’s rare that a place makes me speechless. Turns out Theodore Roosevelt National Park is one of those places. From Painted Canyon (below) to the grasslands and badlands, this turned out to be a magical place for me.
When I was driving to Quebec to pick up my Alto trailer in 2016, I went across North Dakota from west to east on Highway 2. This time, I went north to south on Highway 85, taking pictures as I went and enjoying the scenery along the way.