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... it was pretty cool, even Isaac agreed). The experience of spelunking left a mark on Isaac who upon returning to the gift shop (we do not seem to be able to avoid them) decided he really really really wanted a helmet with a light on top - who could say no...so we now have added that to our collection from the trip. Aviva on the other hand added a beautiful stone (she can tell you all about when you come to visit).
Today was our second longest remaining drive (or so we think at this point) on the road trip, 7-8 hours depending on traffic etc… So we woke up early after the alarms on Tim's watch sounded and we packed up quickly, eschewing breakfast and coffee in an effort to get a couple of hours driving under our belts before we stopped to eat. We retraced our steps back up the Western boundary of the Rocky Mountain National Park, back into Wyoming and then we headed East ...
... and a special patch. Not a bad way to start the day!
We did some more climbing, including on the “rainbow” rocks, a patch of particularly colorful rocks in the middle of the Badlands. (There was much discussion that Mikaila would like them, since she likes rainbows.) That might have been the boy’s favorite location within the park, but it would be hard to tell since the Badlands clearly rocked all ...
... has a very colorful history, with familiar names like Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and even Laura Ingalls Wilder all living in the area at one time or another. One of the unfortunate events that occurred here was the Indian massacre at Wounded Knee, which I read about years ago.
But history aside, I think what Scott and I are enjoying the most is the landscape, the rolling Black Hills, and especially the wildlife. ...
... getting up and out the door early for. During the 18-mile loop we saw roaming bison (buffalo), elk, white-tailed deer, wild burro and pronghorn antelope. We took our time and took lots of photos.
We had several encounters with buffalo on the road as well as an interesting meeting with the wild burros. One burro came so close to the truck that we had to do up the window to keep him out. It was pretty neat to see them up so close.
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