These lands ain’t so bad

Two quotes from Theodore Roosevelt: “This broken country extends back from the river for many miles and has been called always by Indian, French voyager and American trappers alike, the Bad Lands.” “Nowhere, not even at sea, does a man feel more lonely than when riding over the far-reaching, seemingly never-ending plains; and after a…

30 minutes or less

I never realized I had driven past the missile silos so often over the years. You can see one from I-90, but unless you know what you were looking for, it’s just be another nondescript building on the prairie. The central plains were a safe place to house our intercontinental ballistic missiles during the Cold…

Happy birthday America

When we pulled into Interior, South Dakota, we were stopped by a parade. Most places put their horses at the end of the parade. Here, they led it. A circle of trailers signaled the rodeo grounds and we found our spot in the bleachers next to a fella I’ll just call Fella. Apparently my denim…