August 24 – Badlands, Mt Rushmore, Black Hills

Day 2 of our vacation.  We were able to slow down and enjoy South Dakota.

We drove through the Badlands National Park.  Rather than pay the $15 entrance fee we purchased the National Park Pass for $80 which will give us entrance to other National Parks, sites, etc.  We drove all day, but much slower as we toured Badlands, Mt. Rushmore, and Black Hills.

Reading/Listening – Book 2 of Otori.

Meals – Apples dipped in peanut butter and honey, snacks in truck for lunch, Aro cafe in Sundance, SD.

Badlands National Park
Badlands National Park
David and Josiah at Badlands
David and Josiah at Badlands
Badlands in South Dakota
Badlands in South Dakota

We took lots of pictures of Mt. Rushmore, but then the memory card in our old Sony DSC717 camera failed.  But, they would look no different than the 100’s of Mt Rushmore pictures that you can find on the web.  It was kind of cool to see it up close, but a little underwhelming compared to the other beautiful scenery we drove through today.  The museum and film were educational.

Black Hills
Black Hills