South Dakota, state thirty-one, by the numbers:
Total miles: 967
Total money gained: $0
Total money spent: $84.67
Other transport: $0
Budgeted amount ($200/week or $28.57/day): $100.00
Total under budget: $15.33
Approximate amount of money saved from awesome other people paying for me: $0
North American Reciprocal Museum pass: $0 ($151 from $100)
National Park Interagency pass: $15 ($325 from $80)
Number of free meals: 6
Total nights spent with people I already knew: 0
Total nights spent with Couchsurfing hosts: 3
Total nights spent with non-Couchsurfing hosts: 0
Total nights spent in the car: 0
Total number of hosts/homes stayed in: 2
Total number of Couchsurfing hosts/homes: 2
Total number of family/friend hosts/homes: 0
Total dates: 0
Total encounters with Mrs. Meyer’s soap: 2
Total unexpected, but awesome experiences: 7
Total “Oh my gosh, what am I doing?! Am I freaking crazy?!” moments: 1
Total “This is so AMAZING, I can’t believe how AWESOME my life is!” moments: 15
SOUTH DAKOTA MUST-SEES/MUST-DOS:
Black Hills Bagel – super yummy.
Mount Rushmore – but go around noon, so there are no shadows on the faces.
Custer State Park – beautiful.
Badlands – Contra Basin Overlook, and Pinnacles.
Rapid City – Art Alley (between 6th & 7th streets, and Main St. and St. Joseph St.)
SOUTH DAKOTA THINGS TO SKIP IF YOU’RE CRUNCHED FOR TIME:
Driving all the way across the state…it’s kind of flat and boring…
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