This is the recap for Day 3 of our Chicagoland to Seattle road trip extravaganza. Find the whole series from start to end here.
Day three promised to be a shorter day – which is what we told ourselves day 2 was going to be and then we failed miserably by seeing ALL the monuments in SD – because the number one thing Adam wanted to see on our road trip was Mt. Rushmore, and the number one thing I wanted to do on our road trip was take Nellie swimming in a hotel pool. Don’t ask me why but the idea of a short day that ended with Nellie in a tiny bathing suit splashing in a pool for the first time was sometimes all that got me through 8+ hours in the car two days in a row.
We had three main goals for day three:
- Eat lunch in Buffalo, WY where Adam’s Grandmother was from and also where author Craig Johnson of the Longmire series found inspiration for his books. Side note, the show on Netflix is like Law & Order SVU but with cowboys so you should be watching it.
- Stop at the Battle of Little Bighorn Battlefield.
- End our day at a reasonable hour so that we could have time before Nellie’s bedtime to take her swimming in the hotel pool.
But first things first, we had to play the game of, “put all the crap back in the car”. We’re getting better at this by day three.