"While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about." Angela Schwindt

Friday, August 15, 2008

South Dakota Final Post

Okay, this is the last one post about South Dakota, I promise!! I just have a few more pictures I wanted to share. This is not even close to all of them, but I don't think you really want to see all 400 pictures and I don't want to bore you.

The first pictures are of our trip to see Mt. Rushmore. I was really neat to see them in real life. Pictures do not do it justice. We learned a lot about how it was built also. It was a good time.

The second set of pictures is of our hike up to Harney Peak. This is a 3.5 mile hike one way. My husband was really excited about climbing to the top. Harney Peak is an elevation of 7,242 feet. It is the highest elevation east of the Rockies all the way to Europe. My husband wanted to say he did it. The rest of us...well we were not to sure. But we got our backpacks with our hydration packs and loaded up on the trail mix and fruit and away we went. I was the slowest. Everyone kept having to wait for me, but I was going to do it at my own pace. The sign said it would be a 4-5 hour hike round trip and it took us just over 4 hours. It was beautiful at the top. We all can say we did it now.

Next is some pictures from our visit to the Mammoth site. It is an area where they have found over 50 mammoths in one area. There is a building around the site and they give tours. There are actually people excavating while you are there. It was very interesting to watch.

The last pictures are of the Badlands. We liked that we were allowed to get out and explore and climb on the rocks.

Okay, I will stop going on about South Dakota. You will have to go check it out for yourself.

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