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Hello Again or South Dakota Part 1

Whew, I'm back and I can now tell you all about South Dakota. I have so much to talk about that I was going over in my head how I was going to blog it all. Well, I've decided that you lucky folks will be getting more than one blog about South Dakota, and try to stick to one topic at a time. Key word: TRY.

First off, South Dakota is a lot busier than I expected. Hello, what a tourist spot, and can I recommend not going to Mt. Rushmore on July 3rd. It was insane, we're talking no parking... zippo, nothing, null, nada... 2 miles of hiking parking. So we just drove past and I was sad, but we went back through on our way home, so then I was happy.

We saw license plates from 38 states, and 3 Canadian Provinces (yes, we were keeping track). So, when I say the place was popular, I'm not joking.

Anyway, I'm going to break my own rules and give you some pictures of my kids. I just died when I realized I'd caught this, so I have to show you.

Day 1 of our trip:

And Day 4 of our trip:



Yes, my children love being stuck in a car together.

I got to see fireflies for the first time in my life and that was rather exciting. And we discovered that the houses are a bit old and nasty in Vermillion, South Dakota.

Well, okay, that was South Dakota Part 1.

Tune in tomorrow for Part 2: Gas prices.

And Part 3: Signs along the drive.

Comments

Lisa said…
They are all grown up! Boston looks the same, only bigger.

Glad you broke your rules.

What a fun trip. Can't wait for part 3.

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