My kids hadn’t left our physical property since late February. Over five months of isolation because of the pandemic, and a bit of my own hermit tendencies mixed in if I’m being honest.
So we committed last minute to a trip to the Dakotas to visit with Josh’s family and take the kids to see a land different than the one they have been surrounded by in their day-to-day life.
Below is a collection of photographs from our trip, including the Badlands of South Dakota, the Black Hills region, and the wheat fields of the far northwestern reaches of North Dakota.
I don’t recommend 82 hours in the car, the total of our trip log, especially with a 2 and 4 year old. But it was a breath of fresh air and a nice change of scenery from the northeastern forest cover we call home.