In the middle of June, we had a family reunion in Traverse city, Michigan and spent a week in a cottage. Since we are living in the RV and traveling all the way from California, staying in a cottage is a big treat for us, Yea!
We left South Dakota right after Independence Day. Our next destination was Traverse City in Michigan and we planned to reach there in 3 days. The distance is about 1,233 miles and we drove thorough South Dakota -> Iowa -> Minnesota -> Wisconsin -> Illinois -> Indiana -> Michigan.
On a hot and sunny day, we went on a day hike to Badlands National Park. This park is located in Southwestern South Dakota, about one hour drive from Rapid city. And it protects about 240,000 acres of prairie with sharply eroded cliffs and spires.