by Emma Bristow Our group of 14 left Gundersen’s parking lot at 7am and headed to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. I was a little nervous when I realized that I didn’t bring anything to read or entertain myself for the upcoming 10 hour drive. To my surprise the drive flew by. The … Continue reading Travel Day
By Deb Frye, Center for Breast Care Clinical Manager Hello from Pine Ridge! I have an entirely new team with me this year for our mobile mammography trip. Meet Ashli and Sarah who are the new mobile truck drivers. They are doing great! They have amazed Julie and I with their ability to navigate the … Continue reading Truck Agility & Mammography
By Morgan Breidel With only a twelve hour time slot, it’s amazing how much our team fit into our day. To start off our adventure on an overcast day we drove two hours to a small nook called Cold Brook Lake in Hot Springs. I got the chance to go into the crystal clear water … Continue reading Hello Darkness My Old Friend
By: Taylor Hernandez This morning we started our day at Cold Brick Lake in Hot Springs. We then went to the 6th longest cave in the world, Wind Cave which was about a two hour drive from our camp in Kyle. Our group, including HSA and Lakota campers, were able to get tickets to take … Continue reading Was that Noise a Tatanka or TK?
By Casey Montalvo The sayings are true, teenagers love to sleep. Luckily, our teachers have known this from dealing with us all year. They started us off with a simple tour at the Oglala Lakota College. We got to learn more about the treaties and the battles. The building was filled with colorful artwork. After, … Continue reading Pain in Our Hearts (& my Legs!)
By Jaxon Dobbins Today we had many different opportunities to experience the Lakota culture and adventure around the beautiful reservation. This morning, we visited the Oglala Lakota College to learn more about the history of the Lakota people. Honestly, (I think that Taylor and I enjoyed it so much because it had Wi-Fi! The struggles … Continue reading Impacted in our Hearts and in our Calves
by Holly Kuchel Today, waking up at 4:45 A.M. to go to South Dakota was something that I was not looking forward to. I was just coming off of a 7 hour drive from Iowa the previous day, and I was dreading the ten hour drive. Once we got on the road after a short … Continue reading Our Ten Hour Travel