As the primary blogger and record-keeper of the family, I feel the need to document every major turn and event of the trip, but as one who was not there, I am limited in my story-telling abilities. So, I will let the pictures do their job, providing the thousand words they proverbially are worth.
Today's post will be the Minnesota Graduation Visit and the South Dakota Badlands chapters, and I will weed through the photos to just post the top 1%:
|Strider turned 14!|
|3 Franks and 4 Boyers went to a town with a lot of Rabbits!|
Ok, that's enough of the headline-captions.
Then the group of 7 (Pete, Karen, Nate, Grace, Sam, Strider, and Colsen) hit the Badlands...
|Bad guy in the Badlands|
|Glad Mom wasn't around to tell them to get down from there.|
|.... And there.|
|The moon coming out.|
|The morning after their tents collapsed in major storms|
and they had to relocate to a hotel in Wall, SD.
|They all got 5-cent coffee to perk them back up.|
I plan to do a separate post all about the wild creatures they saw on their trip, but I will include their first encounter with animals here:
Despite the name, the Badlands ended up being a pretty Good place to be for a couple days!