Badlands...


A few years ago, my brother and I took a road trip out to Rapid City, South Dakota to visit his new college and Whit in the Black Hills. Looking at this photo I snapped of the Badlands outside of Wall Drug, you'd think we were rambling on the outskirts of Gondor...I wonder if Tolkien ever visited the Midwest??

It was rather an epic journey - we trekked across the whole of southwestern Minnesota, the length of South Dakota, past the Corn Palace in Mitchell....counted the Wall Drug signs, had a glass of water and a chai....and a few days later, I somehow ended up in beautiful log cabin up in the Black Hills on the edge of an active and flooding mine. I know you're thinking....there's a story here...but there's not. Sorry. ;)