Every spring, I start getting antsy for a road trip!

Last fall, I drove out to Newcastle, Wyoming, to see my aunt and uncle’s new place. I took my two-year old daughter and my six-year old niece. I didn’t know it at the time, but I had planned our trip the weekend before the Sturgis Rally began. We were lucky to have reserved the last KOA Kabin on the outer edge of Rapid City.  It was fun to see all the “hogs.” It was rainy and kinda miserable to haul two kids to the shower/restroom building in the rain, but we managed. The next day, the kids had SpongeBob and butterfly-shaped pancakes and we hit the road. We then spent some time at Storybook Island (more here).

Last summer we also spent a night in Huron, South Dakota, for WheelJam (for Paul), drove to Chahinkapa Zooin Wahpeton, and camped at Itasca State Park. We went the Bramble Park Zoo in Watertown as well.

The Dairy Queen in Moorhead has a new sign: Opening March 1st. That means it is time to start planning this year’s summer road trips!

This year I want to camp at Coffee Pot Landing, somewhere around Duluth, in the Black Hills (maybe Lake Pactola again). Then again, I’ve been there. Done that. Maybe I should look to Iowa and Wisconsin for some new adventures.