Ok, ok, I promise, this is the last personal, non food related post I will make for a long time. But it’s only fair I get to share what I did on summer vacation. Besides Bainbridge.
We ventured from Seattle to Rapid City (by plane) and then to Greenlake, WIS, where my dad grew up (by car) and then back to Rapid (car) and Seattle (plane). There is nothing, NO THING, more miserable than traveling with children. The only saving grace this time was that I adopted my husbands philosophy: “It’s going to suck, the children are going to be awful, and if you just expect that, you aren’t angry and surprised when they don’t behave” and you know what? It worked. I had very low expectations and that way I could be pleasantly surprised when things went right.
Places in South Dakota I recommend checking out: Bear Country, Storybook Island, Mt. Rushmore. As far as I can tell, South Dakota is the place Coloradans like myself have started going to see nature, minus bothersome Californians. If you want other suggestions on South Dakota travel, let me know.
Ps. You wanna know why Wisconsin is awesome? From the time we crossed the state line, I saw 7 Old Style signs. That’s right 7. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one outside of an antique shop or in some hip resale store. But there they were, unironically hanging outside of actual bars, selling Old Style inside. And that, my dear reader, is pretty spectacular.