After the Orthopedic Center in South Dakota, and it WAS my birthday, and that cortizone shot had perked up my spirits, we decided to head east for a 2-day road trip, about 70 miles, to Badlands National Park, in SD in the southwestern part of the state, near/in/through Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. I was shocked to learn it was there all this time, and I'd never heard of it - MY loss.
The drive north to the Ortho Center included this view of Crazy Horse, taken from the moving car.
|Crazy Horse, a work in progress, taken from the car.
|View from our Lodge porch
I would definitely recommend this trip, although it’s NOT plush. Climate is semi-arid, not much snow, but a lot of wind, and I presume very HOT in summer. Fill up your gas tank before you get in the Park.