Guns, Gambling and Jackalopes: 4 Days in South Dakota

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I never pictured myself growing up to marry a cowboy from Western South Dakota but what young Sarah didn’t know was that South Dakota is wonderful and underrated place that is full of ruggedly handsome men (my husband made me add that last part in). This past Easter, Casey, my parents and I all packed our bags and headed west to visit my new In-Laws for the holiday.  We did as much exploring as we could do in one day including visiting Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Wall Drug, the Badlands and Deadwood.  I had been to visit Casey’s home state many times before but this was my first time experiencing Wall Drug and the Badlands.  They may call them the Badlands but they are breathtaking and the pictures barely do them justice.

We had a wonderful time catching up with Casey’s entire family over the holiday, we really treasure the time we get to spend with them since they live so far away.  My husbands family traditions are slightly different then mine but they are starting to grow on me, I think I could get used to driving 4 wheelers around, skeet shooting and taking in the wide open space without another person in sight.  South Dakota is truly a hidden gem and well worth the trip.  If you haven’t had the opportunity to make it there yet I recommend you put it on your travel list, you will not be disappointed!



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    April 29, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Sarah this place looks awesome! Def need to add it to the places to visit list. Thanks for sharing!

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    February 4, 2016 at 11:52 pm

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