The Good Earth.

RV Adventure: Stops 6 & 7.

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Custer State Park, South Dakota

The Badlands, South Dakota

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Hello, Dear Reader!

Let us rejoice in the fact that it’s a new day: a new day to savor all that is this journey we call life.

‘Cuz the earth spins on.

Time & Terra, 2021.
The Badlands, SD.
Original Photo by SnapDragon X.
All rights reserved.

After visiting with The Fam for a week or so, we packed up The Sweet-Baby Berkshire and began the long journey home.

But rather than heading straight east, we first traveled north.

With the AC working overtime, we drove straight through Wyoming. It really was scenic, I tell you. When we first crossed over from Colorado, there were buffalo grazing in the fields, as if on cue. They looked stunning, even from a distance.

And South Dakota greeted us with what felt like record high temperatures. We set up camp for a quick overnight at Custer State Park, and after Toddler Snap explored the playground for a bit, we called it an early night and settled in for an episode of The Terror. (Because, yes. It’s my new favorite thing in life. So good.)

Then the next morning was a fairly quick jaunt to Mount Rushmore!

Untitled, 2021.
Keystone, SD.
Original Photo by SnapDragon X.
All rights reserved.


It was neat.

We of course took the obligatory selfie photos. And I bought a postcard of the workers who constructed the massive sculpture.

Because #workersoftheworldunite

Then it was off to the town of Wall, South Dakota. We visited the iconic Wall Drug Store, and ate a simple but tasty lunch in their café. It was pretty crowded, so we kept our distance as much as possible, then hit the highway for The Badlands.

And, wow. What a scene, man.

The Edge of The World, 2021.
The Badlands, SD.
Original Photo by SnapDragon X.
All rights reserved.

This is literally where we camped.

Ball of Magic, 2021.
The Badlands, SD.
Original Photo by SnapDragon X.
All rights reserved.

Not bad, huh?

Anyway, we’ve been on the road (well, away from home) for two and a half weeks now.

We’re missing the kitties—and all of the little niceties that make our house a haven—but we’re truly having a grand old time.

I mean, how lucky are we that we have this RV? (How lucky are we that we can afford diesel for this beast!)

Because time is so very precious, Dear Reader.

And I aim to spend it on what matters.

Family. Friends. Travel.

Art: Photos, paintings, and jewelry. Music! Cinema! And of course, fiction!

Real, delicious food.

Real people. Real stories.

Real life, yo.

There is still so much to do and see.

(she smiles)

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Stay tuned for more SnapDragon adventures from the road!

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14 responses to “The Good Earth.”

  1. You have some great photos. if you have an instagram, can you drop me a link? Thanks

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    1. Thanks! I do have Instagram, but I do not post regularly. @snippetsofsnapdragon 🕊

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      1. lol I see . I followed you there. I have a lot of food photos there

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      2. Cool, I’ll check it out!

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  2. One of my followers lives in SD and posts regularly about the Badlands, the parks, the weather! Because of him I recognized some of the names you mentioned. Very cool!

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    1. Oh, how neat! It was so beautiful there. 😎


  3. Rock on. What a fun adventure. Great photos❣️❤️

    Yes, it IS a good earth❣️

    For me, your photos are a great reminder that life is bigger than us and our thoughts.

    Nature when appreciated puts life into perspective. It humbles me❤️🤗

    It IS proof of acceptance of what is and growth and change.

    Safe travels. Enjoy❣️❣️

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    1. Thanks, Teri! I appreciate your thoughtful comments. 🕊

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      1. Well I’m so happy for your road trip. It really promotes some deep thoughts 🤪😂

        Road trips are such a feeling of freedom and exploration. Breaks up the routines of life in a good way❤️🤗

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  4. some great photos; some of those places are my list of places to visit…

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    1. Thanks! I definitely recommend The Badlands. 🕊

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      1. thanks for the recommendation!

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