Bright and early! We had breakfast, loaded the car and hit the road.
Hanging out in the gift shop for a few.
Asking a park ranger some questions to get all the things checked off in their passports.
Getting sworn in as jr. rangers.
We had the most amazing ice cream there. It was delicious!
After we were done at Rushmore we headed through Custer to see the wildlife.
After literally driving through the entire park without seeing a buffalo and kind of starting to feel bummed out we saw a bunch of them at the exit we needed to take. We were all so excited. They were a lot uglier than we thought they would be!
We ate a quick dinner at a dive restaurant in Rapid City. The kids LOVED the free tokens that came along with the kids meals.
We hit the road for our 10 hour drive home.
When we stopped at a gas station the kids were running from the car to the gas station with their hands over their ears. When I asked what they were doing they said that they were protecting them from the ear bugs.
Getting a midnight snack.
We finally pulled into our driveway at 6 in the morning after a few more stops than anticipated thanks to extreme exhaustion.
It is good to be home!