Dear Mom and the seven other people who still read my blog,
I realize that at the rate I am managing to get these vacation posts up, it will take me a year or so to do the whole thing. I also realize that I usually lose my steam with vacation posts because I think it makes my blog super boring to do vacation recaps all the time. I'm trying to change that this time, and so I apologize for both the lateness and the boringness. I think maybe I'm starting to settle into the semester, but I'm pretty busy and I have about 42 million vacation photos to slog through. With all of that said, here is Day 3 (only Day 3!) and there are a lot of photos. I had double the amount of good ones, and each one I deleted took a little piece of my heart with it. But I also didn't want to keep splitting days up into more than one post, so I hope you like all the pictures and I hope it doesn't slow your computer down too much!
The end of Day 2 found us calmly setting up camp at Badlands National Park in South Dakota. The morning of Day 3 found us not wanting to get up quite as early as we needed to, but we couldn't waste the day away on something so frivolous as sleep!
And then it was on the road again.
After we finished hiking and seeing the sculptor's studio, we had to check out the gift shops and visitor's centers to get our passports all stamped. And then we were off again, this time to Custer State Park where we would not have to sleep in a tent because we had rented a cabin for the night!
As we drove into Custer, all the cars were stopped. If you are a National/State Park frequenter, then you know what this means: wildlife.
We settled into our cabin, showered (hurray for that!), and fell into bed exhausted. Well, all except Chloe and Joel who stayed up for another hour playing battleship.