I’m super excited!! I turn 50 in March, so we’re celebrating by heading out (April 24-May
on an adventure. The plan is ... to have no real plan. There are priority must-sees, but no real itinerary. I expect the drive from NJ to Interior, SD will take about 2.5days, permitting time to breathe along the way.
Our must-see list includes Badlands NP scenic drive, Custer SP scenic drives, Mount Rushmore, Jewel Cave NM, the Mammoth dig site and a drive up to Devil’s Tower in WY, which will include Spearfish scenic drive (not in the order listed). I also have extras on a secondary list that we’ll work through on a time-permitting basis. I’m using apps and memberships to ID open cgs and overnight sites, and I’m hoping we can fly by the seat of our pants and not stick to a reservations schedule.
I’d love to get tips, advice and list ideas for ... everything, really. Even great restaurants or great souvenir shops (both the fine and the hokey).
Pls keep in mind a dog is traveling with, so we wish to include them in activities when possible.