Monthly Archives: July 2011

Day 7: Grand Teton Old West Covered Wagon Cookout

We had a final breakfast at Pahaska Teepee Lodge, just outside of Yellowstone. I learned a few things at breakfast from the old-west newspapers that serve as the menus. The inside is the menu, but the front and back are … Continue reading

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Day 6: Yellowstone National Park

Day 6 found us waking up in our little apartment at Pahaska Teepee Resort. Our accommodations were the top floor of a large cabin with 5 sleeping accommodations. Ours was actually 3 bedrooms plus a bathroom: one with 2 Queens … Continue reading

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Day 5: Devil’s Tower & Driving to Yellowstone

Day 5 was mostly a travel day, but there are a few things worth noting. On our way to Yellowstone, we detoured an hour or so our of our way to stop at Devil’s Tower National Monument. Our annual Park … Continue reading

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Day 4: Mount Rushmore & Custer State Park

Day 4 brought low clouds and fog with the promise of thunderstorms in the afternoon: not ideal weather for a second attempt at viewing a mountainside. We dilly-dallied a bit in the morning, hoping the fog would lift. Eventually, it … Continue reading

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Day 3: Wonderful Wall Drug

After hiking the slump trail in the Badlands in the morning, we headed back to Route 90 toward Rapid City, SD. If you’ve ever driven Route 90, you know the Wall Drug billboards. I read that Wall Drug spends $400,000 … Continue reading

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Day 2: Beautiful Badlands, SD

One of my purposes in blogging this trip is to have a record of it, in photos and words. Our family will enjoy re-reading these posts over the years to come. I also want to give friends and family the … Continue reading

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Day 1: Serendipitous Sioux Falls, SD

Scheduled to depart at 10:00 am, we pulled out of the driveway at 11:08 am, excellent timing for the Merck family! We’re off on our next trek of the summer. My husband’s company has an amazing sabbatical plan: after 10 … Continue reading

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