In the summer of 2014, Stéphane and I drove across the country to move him to Michigan for graduate school. Along the road in South Dakota, we saw many awesome sights, including Crazy Horse, Mount Rushmore, the capital at Pierre and Sioux Falls. The Badlands — my favorite — is in a separate post.

Stéphane and I saw Mount Rushmore twice: once at night on July 26th and again early in the morning, before sunrise. After spending the night in a horse campground scared out of our minds, we woke up and arrived at the national monument just as it opened.

All in all, we drove from Seattle to Minneapolis where I flew back to the PNW. On the way, we went through Spokane, Coeur d’Alene, Montana, Yellowstone, the Black Hills, Wall, the Badlands, Pierre and Sioux Falls before arriving in Minnesota. It was an incredible journey filled with many adventures, amazing sights and much time together.