Living the Dream
My family visited the Black Hills area just over two years ago and decided then that if we were ever to move again, this would be the place to be. Fast forward two years and here we are, now residents of Rapid City and living our dream. My husband and I have three daughters ages 12 to 5 daughters and our main goal was to make this a smooth and easy move; one that has been made easier by all the beauty that surrounds us. We love to embrace the outdoors and what better place to do it!
Our first week, being in the middle of a move, we hit many of the free spots offered by the community; Storybook Island, Dinosaur Park, Main Street Square, as well as areas to go hiking and exploring right here in Rapid City! The Outdoor Campus West and Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park, aka: "M" hill, quickly became some of our favorites!
As amazing as all of those are, we weren't going to be limited. A little research and we learned about season passes to some of the places the girls were sure they wanted to visit; Reptile Gardens, Bear Country USA and Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
I know we have barely scratched the surface, but we are excited to be living OUR dream in such beautiful country. We hope you enjoy our journey and learn some of the cool, fun things to do with your kids as well!