A Philosophy of Radical Aliveness

A Philosophy of Radical Aliveness


"Yesterday is already a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision; but today well lived, makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope."

John Kerestes


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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

June 2015: Road Trip to South Dakota & Wyoming

South Dakota is only a (long) day's drive from Denver but in almost 40 years here I had never been to Mount Rushmore, or the Badlands. Having a new Toyota Tacoma there was no better time to go.

Mount Rushmore was impressive in size, but the adjoining town, Keystone S.D., was a tourist trip. And there were lots of people there and at the monument.

The Badlands, however didn't disappoint. They are truly impressive.


Another highlight for me was a wildlife reserve called Bear Country. I was the first one there at 7:30am - anticipating that's when the animals would be most active. You drive through, and the animals are separated from each other by electric cattle guards. You can get quite close:


On the way back I got on a historical kick and visited six museums in Wyoming. The best were in small towns: Wheatland and Lusk where you can see an iron lung and a two-headed calf as well as some frontier buildings and artifacts.