The Kickland’s just bought their first home here in Rapid City. It’s modest and unassuming at first glance, but just inside the front door, a quick look around whispers of their past and their passions. In every corner an unexpected sculpture or art piece catches the eye. “That’s what’s always been comfortable,” Ryan says, as he watches me ooh-ing and ahh-ing every few seconds. “Surrounding yourself with things that stimulate you emotionally and creatively.”
“We’re just inherently gypsys,” Ryan tells me with a grin, referring to himself and his wife Mel, as we settle into the family room downstairs. These little pockets of creative stimulation throughout their home are testaments to the lifestyle of travel and adventure that began when Ryan was just a child.