South Dakota

January in April

January in April

It is like January in April here in South Dakota. I got this phrase from one of the residents here and he agrees that it is unseasonably cold. Yes, we have friends who live in South Dakota year-round. They said that this recent storm was like January weather. Thus the title is January in April. …

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We made it to the center, maybe.

Campsite at Belle Fourche South Dakota

Belle Fourche The town Belle Fourche (pronounced bell foo-sh) is the geographic center of the United States. In 1959 statehood for Alaska shifted the title northwest, causing much distress in Kansas.  Apparently all the water between California and Hawaii (also given statehood) was also discounted because then the center of the nation would be west of …

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South Dakota State Parks,

Buffalo Bison Custer State Park South Dakota

No bull — yes bull South Dakota, at least in western South Dakota, has several very nice state parks. Tatonka Some friends of ours last week had a close encounter with nature. A buffalo took exception to their car, and in true buffalo manner, challenged them to a head butting contest, which is their custom.  …

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