wild ride in South Dakota



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Talking to friends and family I got asked about our favourite moments in the US a lot.  This is my first post on my top 10+1 moments in the US and it is about time to write about my first experienced culture shock and how it turned out to be an unique experience. We arrived in the midst of an humid and hot month of July. After our first couple of days in Nebraska, my husband appeared out of nowhere with the idea to drive to the Badlands over the weekend. Promptly we packed our things and our 3 kids into our newly bought family van and drove up to South Dakota.  What a contrary experience to drive along those Interstates and Highways. Yes, indeed we got borred after several hours of driving and stopped somewhere along Sioux Falls. Running inside Walmarts and there it was that insecure, unpleasant and lonesome feeling that suddenly stroke me. Sitting inside Walmarts, feeding my kids at McDonalds. Culture Shock.

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I had to leave and simply keep on driving and adjust to my new surroundings. I realized that I am far from what I called home. We hit I90 and there was this picture infront of me that many of Europeans most likely have in mind when thinking about the Midwest. We ran into famous Sturgis Harley Davidson Motorcycle Rally.  What a neat experience. Our car ride turned out to be a lot more fun looking at all those Harley´s and it´s creative owners!  




By the time we stopped at the Badlands Nationalpark my breath was finally taken away and I ve starred at something that seemed a diffrent world.


It was truly beautiful and turned out to be one of my favourite moments in the US. Breathtaking! I arrived. 


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5 Walnuts for: the famous pit stop: WALL DRUG STORE – read more about it here!


5 Walnuts for the Crazy Horse Monument, located in the Black Hills in South Dakota . It is gigantic and Crazy Horse´s head is bigger than it´s “little neighbor” Mount Rushmore. An amazing story and great exhibition!

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