Awh man, how cute is that little prairie dog? There were loads scattered across North America, I didn't even know what they were at first they look like rabbits with no ears or maybe little meerkats. The wildlife is amazing in North America, not to mention the chipmunks!
South Dakota, sounds so American doesn't it, you can't help think it in a deep American accent.
We experienced American culture like no other. We went to Sioux Falls, The Corn Palace, dressed up old style in 1880s town and I rode a horse called Lil Buck, he was a cutey.
My favourite part of South Dakota had to be Badlands National Park, it was phenomenal. It was like being on Mars or something, it was so vast and you felt a little bit lost and meaningless stood among the miles of rock and sky. But hey, it was a perfect location for photos to say hey I actually do exist!
The next day we drove to Custer, we saw buffalos and stroked wild burros and probably saw more prairie dogs. Mount Rushmore was interesting, the monument is seriously huge and it had a good little museum and walks leading up to the monument. I would definitely recommend doing this and don't forget to grab an ice cream while you are there, they are delicious and not to mention HUGE. The same afternoon we visited the Crazy Horse Memorial, a sculpture of a Native American War Leader on his horse, it has been in construction since 1948 and once finished will be the largest sculpture on earth. At the moment only the head is completed!
Camping was also a highlight while in SD, a couple of nights there was heat lightning, it would cover the sky in sparks of light alongside echoes of thunder. Luckily I love thunder and lightning and it was incredible to watch through the tent in the middle of the night. The thousands of bright stars every night will also be something I will remember from this wonderful trip.