First stop--The Badlands. What a beautiful national park, especially when viewed from the vantage point of a bus. Everything looks better from a bus!
We couldn't stop in the bus, so once we reached Custer, I drove back (about 30 miles each way, but hey--it was a South Dakota barn quilt!) and left a note on the house. By the time I got back to our campsite, I had spoken to the owners and found out that they had hung the block just three days earlier! Pretty nice timing. The owner, who works at the Crazy Horse Memorial, invited us to visit.
Wyoming is a great place to seek out wildlife. We took a drive into the mountains near Buffalo, where we encountered this fella and several of his friends.
I conducted a barn quilt painting workshop inside of a barn here--what fun!