Tag Archives: South Dakota

Mount Rushmore: Flat Stanley Takes on the World


By Jennifer Close

Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
Mount Rushmore, South Dakota

Destination: Mount Rushmore, South Dakota

Book: Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures, The Mount Rushmore Calamity (2009) by Jeff Brown and Macky Pamintuan

If you have young children in your life, you might have received a letter from them with a flat piece of paper that resembled a gingerbread man. Along with this flattened gingerbread man, you probably got a letter asking for a postcard or pictures of your location. When we went to Mt. Rushmore, this guy helped with our trip. Continue reading Mount Rushmore: Flat Stanley Takes on the World

Driving By Moonlight

Pet Travel Thursday

Destination: Continental U.S.

Book: Driving by Moonlight: A Journey Through Love, War, and Infertility (2003) by Kristin Henderson

By Pamela Douglas Webster

[NOTE: See Pamela’s thoughts about a pet as a substitute for a child as she discusses this book at Something Wagging This Way Comes.]

Need to clear your head? Take a drive.

But when the thoughts raging around your mind include pacifism versus revenge, the state of your marriage, the sorrow of infertility, and the nature of God? Then you better take a loooong drive. In Kristin Henderson’s case, the drive was across the continental United States and back again. Continue reading Driving By Moonlight

Road Trip: Finding Oz in South Dakota

The Great American Road Trip

Destination: South Dakota


Book: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 100th Anniversary Edition (Books of Wonder)

A GUEST POST by Kristen Gough

The Scarecrow listened carefully, and said, “I cannot understand why you should wish to leave this beautiful country and go back to the dry, gray place you call Kansas.” Continue reading Road Trip: Finding Oz in South Dakota