Questions and Answers
I wanted to know were you have camped with your horses. Looking for a change of location. Then will you tell me about the weather, the place , how the ride was, the terrain is like & stuff like that. Thank you for the info.
You guy are GREAT!!! I am getting a lot of good ideas!!!!!
Medora ND-badlands, loved it. Theordore National Park.
Custer State Park, Blackhills, SD- if you go here, get ahold of me ahead of time and I will give you the best trails. I used to live there and rode all over. It is still my favorite place.
Chadron State Park-NE, its ok, not a highlight
Badlands SD-awesome awesome, but prefer ND badlands more.
Iowa, lower state- nice pretty easy terrain with leaf trees and not pines LOL
Bighorn mountains-always a nice place, rough terrain and probably should pack out to see all the sights.
Bob Marshall Wilderness- nice.
I'll be driving to college with my mom from Boise, ID to Chicago. We want to get as much as possible from this trip, and take our time driving there so we are sure to see everything in between! Getting off of the highway is okay (almost preferred), but just not by more than an hour or so at very most. All we know for sure that we want to see right now are the Golden Stake and Mt. Rushmore! All historical sights, local favorites, state parks, etc. Are welcome suggestions. We want to really get as much as possible out of this trip!
We'll be taking I-84 E out of Boise and down through Southern Idaho and Northern Utah until the junction between I-84 and I-80 outside Echo, UT.
Then we'll take I-80 through the rest of Northern Utah, up through Southern Wyoming, and all across Nebraska, Iowa, and Illinois.
Please let us know any and all of your suggestions for places to stop! We have all the time in the world:) And we'll be going in August, so the weather will be nice, so outside venues are absolutely perfect.
I-80 through Wyoming, Nebraska and Iowa is mind-numbingly dull. If you're looking to see sights then you might want to scratch the interstate off the itinerary. A scenic alternate route would be to head up through northern Wyo, you can go thru or around yellowstone/teton if you've already been there. Just take the back roads up towards devils tower, then that will put you next to the black hills (Mt Rushmore). There is a lot to see around the black hills like Custer state park, deadwood, crazy horse etc. Then you can head into the Badlands, then cross the Missouri into Pierre or just hop onto I-90. Not a whole lot to see once you get into the flatlands but you can check out Madison and Milwaukee.
But seriously, I-80 is a very long snoozefest, it's for getting you to your destination asap.
We have already been to:
1.) Williamsburg/VA Beach/Busch Gardens
2.) Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge
3.) Myrtle Beach
4.) Disney Wold/Sea World/Universal Studios
We would really like to stay away from the ocean this year. Make it a vacation that people of all ages will enjoy.
Provide a lot of info on the place.
Is there some places you wont go??? Do you have a itinerary?? If not and your willing to go anywhere I would suggest 4 places.
1. Rapid City South Dakota
2. Atlanta Georgia
3. Boston Massachusetts
4. Memphis Tennessee
I grew up in Rapid City and I loved it. So much to do up there. You can't miss Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse Mountain, Bear Country USA, Deadwood, The Black Hills, Custer State Park, Reptile Gardens, Crystal Cave, Dinosaur Park, Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, Needles Highway, Badlands National Park. I could go on and on. The people are friendly, the weather is nice in the summer and there is so much to do. Also take a trip to Sheridan lake and Angostura Reservior.Just remember to try to eat at Perkins when you get there.
Atlanta Ga. I live in Georgia now so I frequent Atlanta quiet often. I love Atlanta, such a big city where you never run out of things to do. Don't miss the Atlanta zoo and aquarium, turner field for a braves game, the Georgia dome for a football game, Yellow River Ranch and Kangaroo Conservation Center, Stone Mountain Park, Six Flags and White Water Park, The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, The world of Coca-Cola, Atlanta Botanical Garden..Plenty to do including shopping and eating.
Boston ma. My family lives in Boston and I don't get to go up there half as much as I want to. You have to go see Boston Commons, The New England Holocaust Memorial, Paul Revere House, Museum of Science, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Freedom Trail, I used to love the Boston Duck tours when I was young but I don't know if they even do them anymore, North end of Boston. So much culture to see, you will love it. Remember to eat at Regina's Pizzeria if you go. The best pizza in Boston
I took a trip to Memphis Tennessee a few years back and I loved it. Don't miss the Memphis zoo, Graceland of course, sun studio, the pink palace museum, Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, Beale Street, Mud Island River Park, The Peanut Shoppe and Gibson Factory. Memphis was clean and friendly and very affordable for a vacation.
If you want more information on these places I provided some links for you, have a great trip!!!
Rapid City SD: Http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g5477…
Atlanta Ga: Http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g6089…
Boston Ma: Http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g6089…
Memphis TN: Http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g5519…