so we decided to stop, use their facilities and let the girls out for a bit while we made lunch. They had a great time climbing the one tree that had low enough branched to climb.
As we left the parking lot, the sky threatened to rain, but in doing so made a beautiful light show in the sky.
We passed field after field of sunflowers today. A nice change from all the corn fields we saw in Illinois. I swear half of Illinois is corn fields! (excuse the blurry photos...no time to stop on the highway)
Badlands National Park.
America the Beautiful Pass came through once again and we did not have to pay the $15.00 entrance fee. We have had so much fun visiting friends and family this past month but it was nice to do a bit of sight seeing again and the girls sure had fun climbing all over the rock formations.
|Hold my hand daddy please...|
|No Daddy you stay there....|
|OK Daddy maybe I do need a little bit of help :)|
|Take a look at that stance...can you say attitude!|
|I just can't walk by a flower :)|
|Can you see the bird?|
|Here is the birds little home|
|We found a few toads|
|Will he turn into a prince???|
|Sierra don't pick the...flowers...ok well I guess since it's already picked|
I can take a picture
|Nope I'm not moving!!!|
|Sierra like the Hippo-like Rhinoserous and Aayla liked the bunny|
|As we sped along we saw pronghorns|
|and mountain goats???|
We then Headed to Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
|Meadow...this special pose was just for you!|
|There was a choir practicing while we were there|
|Last look at Mt Rushmore|