After weeks of orientation, planning and preparation, we embarked on a 10-hour drive to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. We had time to visit and get to know each other on the way and stopped to visit Prairie Dogs that were not afraid of us and make funny noises. We also went hiking in Badlands National Park.
It was quiet and peaceful. The weather was sunny and warm with still winds. The views were awesome. When we drove from there to the motel near Kyle, SD on the reservation, we saw beautiful horses and cattle as the sun was setting behind the rolling hills. It is such a privilege to be here. After a delicious meal, it was time to rest and recharge for brand new experiences tomorrow.