Sunday, June 13, 2010
WE'RE IN THE BADLANDS!
We entered the Badlands National Park on Sunday from the Ytterbergs and arrived in the early evening, after a quick stop at the World's Only Corn Palace (look it up on Wikipedia). We made a quick round of the park in a light rain, then made camp and had cold soup and cheese sandwiches for dinner. We played catch after dinner and as it got dark, we entertained ourselves by playing poker and betting on hands with various "lady products". The next morning we "hiked" around the park during which time I (katie) fell off a HUGE mountain, nearly being eaten by a Rattlesnake (not really, just slid precariously down a smallish rock hill). We went to the famous (as told by Lauren Luther and Jessiriah Jullman) Wall Drug on the way to Mount Rushmore.
Mount Rushmore was awesome and just as weird as we were expecting (it's 4 faces carved into the side of a mountain!). We saw our first Bison... a rather boring animal it seems.
More coming with tales from Yellowstone!