Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Finally after 2 months I am going to blog about our family trip to Mount Rushmore! The kids had so much fun and so did Rob and I. It was a great small vacation to get away. The kids the first night just wanted to swim at the pool in the motel. I was thinking we didn't drive 6 1/2 hrs so you can just swim the whole time! They didn't, but we got in almost everyday.

Our 1st stop was going to Crazy horse. This is what is will look like in 2050. I think that is close to the right year when it will be done. They have a long way to go. Zack got sick when we got here so Zack and Rob are in the van at this point.

This is what it looks like! I just saved you all some money! We paid 47 dollars to get in. It was cool to look at, but not for that price.

You can tell Zack wasn't feeling the best.
The next day we went to Mt Rushmore!

There is a path around Mt Rushmore that we walked around. The 3 younger ones were fast. We had to keep telling them to slow down.
Rob and Zack were bringing up the rear:)Best we could get!
Later that day we went to Reptile gardens. This was a little baby Alligator. Zack was not so thrilled.
The other 3 were happy to touch it!

Taylor had a lot of fun with the turtles! They were following her back and forth.
The boys looking at prairie dogs. We see them all over in Denver, but it was cool to see them close up.

On Sunday we went for a drive in Custer state park. There was a highway called Needles HWY it had some great views. To bad there was only a small road with a huge drop off. I didn't take any pictures. I just wanted to get out of there. This is what we found at the end. A beautiful lake. You can camp or rent a cabin here. We would love to come back and stay here. It was gorgeous.

We took the kids to see the movie UP in 3-D. The kids got a little scared during the movie. They did look cute in their glasses.

Taylor looked so funny in her glasses I had to take a picture. This look he makes all the time:)BEAR COUNTRY was the favorite part of the kids vacation. They were everywhere. It was really cool.
These were baby cubs piling on top of each other. It was raining when I took this picture.


I can't remember what this animal was called.
On our way home we went through another state park and found these buffalo all over the hwy.

I was to slow for the picture, but these 2 buffalo were looking into this red cars windows.

I am so glad we went we really had a wonderful trip!