South Dakota is not a state I had thought much about before planning for this trip. I always thought that South Dakota would just be a desolate wasteland for some reason. Surprisingly, I found it quite beautiful. We tried to get a few pictures of things that I thought were different from MA and that struck me as peaceful. The speed limit is 80 so the picture quality was not wonderful.
The window barely opened. The AC didn't work. The table was broken. On a good note, the window did open. It wasn't too hot. There was a ceiling fan. The bottom bunk on the right was a double bed. No bugs but a few huge spiders.
Our view from the cabin/campground
I'm sorry I didn't get any pictures of this. Matt and David went to find dinner while Timmy and I watched the dancers and listened to questions and answers about various topics. As a music teacher, I really enjoy learning things from an authentic source. I could watch a video of Native American dance, but it was much more interesting to me to see what was authentic to the Sioux and what dances were influenced by other parts of the United States.
2) I mentioned that one thing Timmy and I were looking forward to was seeing the night sky. This was a clear night and the stars were beautiful. It got dark really late so I wish we had tried to look again after midnight, but we thought we'd see the sky at Yellowstone. (Unfortunately, we did not. It was cloudy every night we were there)
In the morning, we went to explore the Badlands a bit. I knew I would not last long outside due to the heat and my condition with the sun. I brought a lot of water in hopes of not getting sick. This was across from the Ben Reifel Visitor Center, which was pretty neat too. (Also got some nice postcards. Thanks National Park Services!)