Picking up Caitlin in the morning. It was parting the great waters of Bison to get through the Black Hills forest today. The herd lazily moves aside and looks at you with disinterest as you creep by. I don't think they ever get old - on par with moose for me.
I've been wrapping my tropical plant in foil at night in hopes that it might stay warmer while I'm camping. Tonight I am just behind chiseled Uncle G - on Mt. Rushmore.
Greetings from my car parked for the night in Badlands NP! 1500 miles underway and only a few to Wyoming. Thanks everyone for supporting our project! If you want a poster or postcards, the campaign ends in a few hours! Lots of love you guys ~
Omaha, Sioux City, Iowa, Sioux Falls...
Burnt and still trucking! I'm doing algebra problems for fun in my head, having meaningful conversations with my plant, guzzling coffee, and shamefully hoping to see, if not a tornado, maybe a breeze or a shadow.
The plains stretch out forever with the hottest transfixed sun.
I stumbled on the ultimate store in Kansas City. Behold The Oracle - a den of specimens, gemstones, taxidermy, jars, and bones. In the recesses, I found a Pitcher Plant - and decided it would be a unique addition to an office filled with curiosities.
Rainy St. Louis.
This is my ode to the Arch - an impressive architectural feat, even more so in person than I could've imagined! Also STL is full of great sculptures. Residents pay a flat rate for water utilities because the breweries helped establish the city's irrigation and wanted water standards to be universally high. Check out the CIty Museum if you go to St. Louis. Climb around in suspended tunnels!
Louisville and Admiral Bicknell Inn ~ 1850s. There's tunnels beneath this old mansion that they used for the Underground Railroad! The owner is hilarious and friendly; we played with her pet hens and chicks and climbed the trees in the backyard. I had tea and relaxed on the huge Old South-style balcony upstairs.