Rick and I are forest people. Rick loves the east Texas piney woods of his youth and I love the Rocky Mountain forests of mine. Badlands National Park isn’t the kind of wilderness we love, but the Badlands Scenic Byway was nearby and going in more or less the same direction we were, so we took a small detour. I got my first practice shifting on the downgrades with an automatic transmission. My lifetime senior parks pass got us in without the $25 fee. It was a lovely drive, and that was enough for us. Onward to Mount Rushmore!