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is a California native who transplanted to South Dakota with his wife and children over 7 years ago. Armed with a background in professional photography, Greg chooses to tell the story through the eye of the camera. His appreciation for the Black Hills stems from his outside-looking-in approach. Email this author

Remembrance of the (not-so-distant) Past

By • May 13th, 2014 • Category: Culture, Discoveries

This outing lead me and a small party of comrades to the above and under ground launch facility of the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site. Some of you may remember a particularly tense period of time in history, The Cold War, when the threat of nuclear war between the Soviet Union and the United States […]

Up into the Tree Tops

By • Jul 28th, 2013 • Category: Culture, Discoveries, Outdoor Adventure

My son and I found ourselves with an afternoon to try something new, the Aerial Adventure Park in Keystone SD, which is a tree top adventure that offers climbing and some short zip lines.  There is also available a long zip line for thrill seekers. There are only 30 of these in the USA. We […]

Family Adventures in the Badlands: Part 1

By • May 16th, 2013 • Category: Culture, Outdoor Adventure

Weekend came around once again and it was time for a new adventure.  In all the years we lived in South Dakota we have never explored the Badlands…and with a perfect 65 degrees afternoon in front of us, now it is time! Being familiar with the layout of the Badlands National Park loop we decided […]

Racing Presidents Redux

By • Feb 25th, 2013 • Category: Culture, Events

They came. They saw. The Black Hills conquered. Okay, maybe conquered is a little too strong, but the Washington Nationals’ Racing Presidents were absolutely thrilled with their three-day tour of our beautiful region. Of course, since it was Presidents Day weekend, the go-to spot was Mount Rushmore National Memorial, where the five Racing Presidents (George […]

A Peek at Historic Hot Springs

By • Sep 7th, 2012 • Category: Culture

The town of Hot Springs is a sightseers delight, filled with nearby treats such as the Mammoth Site, Evans Plunge, Wind Cave National Park, Angostura Recreation Area, etc., but when you take a drive through the heart of the town you are immediately drawn in to this Black Hills community. Hot Springs rests along Fall […]

Grandma’s First Time at the Mammoth Site

By • Aug 31st, 2012 • Category: Culture, Discoveries

My mother recently made her second trip to South Dakota for the year. As usual, she thumbed through the South Dakota Vacation Guide and noted the Mammoth Site, in Hot Springs, has stood out over the years as a definite place to visit. So off we went…this would be a first visit for both my […]