Monday, June 17, 2013

Update: Minnesota and South Dakota Adventures Part 2

Hello cuties! My brain is now working since I got some sleep in my own bed, opposed to an old mattress in a cabin. Traveling is really fun but there's nothing like home. These photos were stolen from my Dad. He was a really nice Nikon and I have my crappy one. :( The pictures in Part 1 were taken by me.

Going to Mt. Rushmore is probably the most patriotic thing I have ever done. It's amazing in how much detail is in that thing. They included part of George Washington's clothes and Teddy Roosevelt's glasses. We got to learn all about it in a movie they played. The whole time I was picturing The Lion King because the narrator was to voice of Mufasa.


There's little ole me. We went there later in the day because we heard they put on a light show at night. It gets dark in South Dakota really quickly so that's why it's still light in this picture. I had extra time to get ready that morning so I did my hair in deep waves. And hopefully this is the last picture you will see me with my extremely white skin! Being out in the sun during this trip helped me out with getting a tan and I'm about one and a half shade darker (maybe two?)

My little sister is obsessed with anything with scales, she already owns two geckos that live in tanks. The Reptile Gardens was her favorite stop. They had a lot of demonstrations (we watched the one on how to wrestle a gator) and there was this greenhouse-type-thing that you could walk around with lizards and tropical birds that roamed free.

The rest of the time was spent shopping in tourist traps. I got some sweat pants, a Mt. Rushmore tank top, and a necklace with a crystal on it. There are a lot of attractions that revolve around the Wild West. I wouldn't think that South Dakota held a lot of cowboys, but I guess I was wrong. We went to a 1880's themed town where we got to see actual prop from the movie Dances With Wolves. There is also a place called Wall Drug, which is like a whole town dedicated to the Wild West. There were literally hundreds of signs for it, like one every half mile. My favorite one said Free Ice Water on it. Okay, that will make me stop. Free water. . . 

Well, I think that this is the end of my road trip spree for a while. I didn't expect it to be as pretty as it was. If you do get a chance to go, I would suggest it. But maybe not the little-know cafe's. We didn't have much luck at getting good food. I would say stick to the major chain restaurants. Anyway, see you guys later! Maybe I'll have a review up soon?

8 comments:

  1. wow... it's really awesone place and pictures! I hope to visit there someday too..

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  2. Wow! It looks like you had a great time! o:
    I'm scared of reptiles, so koodos to you and your sis for going to see them! >u<

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    1. We did! She's in love with them but I don't mind them. I'm just glad they kept the snakes in their cage. (^_^)

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