Thursday, August 27, 2009


While in Wyoming we walked around Devil's tower. It is quite impressive. Even though I have walked around it 2 times now, I feel like the best view is from afar. I just stare at it and try and imagine how it looked like with a mountain around it.

Off to South Dakota. We drove 6 hours on forest roads. 6 hours on rocks and grass is a long time. I don't know how the wagons did it. No wonder the settlers just stopped and lived in the middle of nowhere. I would have!!

We took a family horse ride. It was a nice ride. My butt hurt from the moment I got on, but got better after it went numb. S was a wild man on his horse. Rick looked like he was going to slump off the horse anytime. C looked like a pro. D looked a little mushy and I looked like humpty dumpty on the wall.

We visited the mammoth site. SUPER SUPER neat! Just baffling! These are huge animals. Liked the tour!


Here I am again. Picture retake. Same smile but a bit rounder!! Does this photo look somewhat familiar!
At least it may be quiet in here!!
Oh much better!! :-)

Golden eagle... the one we actually saw. Looked at it for minutes and then it flew away!
This is what golden eagles look like.
Saw a badger pulling a smashed dead thing off the road! I don't think I have ever seen a wild badger before. Super cool!

One of the most memorable moments was when we were on the 6 hour back roads trip in the black hills forest. Many many many cows on the road. Then we came upon a group of cows on the road again. As we weeded are way through them carefully, we came upon a mom that was nursing her calf in the middle of the road. Mom walked slowly away as the calf insisted on trying to nurse. Very cute.

Oh just a cow note. While driving into a group of cows, "teenage" cows will scamper away every time. Adult cows will stand and stare. "20 year olds" move away slowly. Just an FYI!! K~

1 comment:

bobbione8y said...

i am SURE we were on the same road, because the cows were there for us too!!

that looks like a good trip.
better in theory, probably :)