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The next day we headed to the Badlands, but we made a few stops before we headed out of town. We first visited the alpine slide again...I am getting good at this now. Then we went to Old MacDonald's farm. It was a nice little petting zoo. They had animals you could feed (goats, fish, pigs, sheep), pony rides, train rides, and my favorite, pigs …
... famous Prairie Dogs that are indigenous to this area. We drove into a different section of the park and found LOTS of the cute little buggers. They have an adorable little bark. Bruno is able to imitate it really well - he was making the sound in the car and camper and it feels like we brought one back with us.
While touring we stopped at a couple of the scenic overlooks and marveled at the scale and vastness of this area. ...
We drove a long day yesterday to hit Badlands National Park by night fall. We decided if we pushed one day we could spend two days here exploring. We hit the park at dusk with the sun setting behind these huge rock formations. We were driving through grasslands and then these rock formations come up from nowhere. I am sure that we will find out today what they are made of and why they are here. We got here watching thunder and ...
... would have worked. He said there were some tense moments sometimes, but he never felt like they came close to launching the missile. I guess we can all be thankful for that!
After we left the missile site, we began our drive through the Badlands. It was amazing. All of the sudden in the middle of the plains was this beautiful rocky area. We took some hikes down through the rocks and canyons. ...
... at the Badlands around 6:00 PM MST. We were pleasantly surprised when we gained an hour. Immediately upon arriving at the park we went on a hike, Notch Trail. It was approximately 1.4 miles long and one of the longer Badlands trails. We were able to walk through and beneath the 500,000 year old Badland "walls". We did have to climb up a "ladder", see map and photos through link below. They ...
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