From Edwardsville, we drove up to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where we hung out with Nathan’s dad for some time. From there, it was what seemed to be biggest stretch of drive and (surprisingly) probably my favourite. We had eight hours of terrain to cover through to the west side of North Dakota, but it was all so sprawling and beautiful.
Badlands National Park will never cease to amaze me, and camping there was an incredible experience. We did a brief hike before finding a campsite, and I convinced poor Nathan that waking up early to see the sunrise was an excellent idea–and it was! Though the campsite probably wasn’t the ideal location, there is something so endlessly astounding about the rock formations out there amongst the prairies that stretch on forever.

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