S: Black Hills June 2-6, 2011
FC: Black Hills | June 2 - 6 2011
1: CHAMBERLAIN | First Pit Stop | Al's Oasis was a stop to eat and stretch
2: Shanea, Brendan, Ashton and Nathan. | Do you have snacks? | Give me crackers! | Custer State Park
3: Ashton was not a fan! | Shawna, Nathan, Carson and Kolby. | These donkeys were not shy at all! | Before we checked into our campground, we drove the scenic route around the park.
5: We stopped at a scenic overlook for some pictures before heading to the campground.
6: Cabin #4 Blue Bell Campground
7: Our Campground
8: Buffalo Have the Right of Way!
9: The buffalo would cross the road in front of any vehicle, and once brought traffic to a halt for quite a while.
10: Since | The Boys | Since we were too late to take the last tour at Wind Cave the first day, we went and explored.
13: And more buffalo on the way home...
17: French Creek | Trying Out Nathan's Fishing Gear
18: Pictures at French Creek
19: Rock Climbers
20: Down at the Creek
22: Hanging at the Cabin
23: Deer and Buffalo Walked Straight Through the Campground
24: While we waited for our Wind Cave tour, we hiked around the area over the caves.
26: The only natural entrance to Wind Cave is very small. | At the lowest part of the cave, we were 26 stories underground. We took an elevator back to the top at the end of the tour. | To enter the cave, we needed to walk a long way down very steep steps.
30: Inside Wind Cave
32: Only half of this game made it through the trip... I wonder why? | Game Break at the Campsite
34: The Drive to Mt. Rushmore
38: While we waited for our tour of Jewel Cave, we accidentally detoured into Wyoming trying to find a gas station. | We found a park to eat lunch and let the kids play.
40: Jewel Cave | We took the general tour, but if you want to take the advanced tour, you must be able to fit through this cement block. You also need to be able to stay underground for up to 3 days. No thank you.
42: Deep Into Jewel Cave
44: The kids weren't very excited about going to the Cosmo's, but they didn't stop talking about it after we left.
45: The Cosmo's
47: Cousins | Kolby's Boat on the Beach
48: S'mores Take Two | Everyone was so tired this night we spent very little time at the campfire
50: We were going to go to Rushmore Waterslides, but they weren't open for the season yet, so we decided to go to Reptile Gardens.
51: The Alligators
52: Going to Jail
53: This is the same tortoise the Mom's sat on when they were little.
54: Snake Show
56: Swimming with the Buffalo | We went to the lake for the rest of the afternoon. We weren't the only ones with the same idea. The buffalo in the area decided to move onto the beach after a while. We stayed until they got too close for comfort.
59: Old Western Pictures