Sometimes when you’re traveling, your timing is terrific. Sometimes, it’s just lucky.
On our trip to South Dakota last week, we were just lucky. Temperatures in the mid-70s, almost no visitors. Matt Plank, the assistant curator of reptiles of the Reptile Gardens, a private collection of alligators, snakes, and turtles, just outside Rapid City, described the mayhem of tourist season to me. “Why you should travel now — before things start to get crazy”