Thursday, June 25, 2009

Day 3: Wall Drug, Crazy Horse, SDSM Geology Museum and Mt. Rushmore!!!

It was a very long day! We started the day with stopping by the BL NP visitor center to log our fossil finds.....they were out of forms so we have to go back. We went on to Wall, SD to visit the historic Wall Drug. There are all kinds of things to see and the kids enjoyed shopping. is always on the minds of young we went looking for a park to stop at...couldn't find one, so we ate in the parking lot of a church.

From there we drove to Rapid City and toured the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Geology Museum. It was AWESOME!!! We will post pics later today....everyone is still sleeping as I post this. The museum had many, many types of rocks, minerals and fossils. It was an exceptional treat for this trip.

We decided since we had a bit of extra time to go ahead and visit Crazy Horse. It was neat and the kids learned a little bit about Native American history and culture. Too bad it isn't more complete.

When we arrived at Mt. Rushmore, we ate in the parking lot with a great backdrop of the faces of Rushmore. Once in the park, the kids hiked the trail, visited the museum and watched the night show presentation. It was very patriotic and moving.

Our trip home was filled with conversation, laughter, coffee and an arrival time of 1:00 AM..... but it was worth it.

---Mr. Perez

Fawna Harris--Yesterday was great. We went to a lot of places and saw a lot of things. It was really nice to see Mount Rushmore at the end of the day and it was great to see the Crazy Horse Memorial.

Mike Hula- Well... Yesterday was our longest day yet. We didn't make it home to real late, and than woke up early. We're a bunch of troopers. I'm having a great time, but I'm begining to develop the homesick blues.

M. Packard-- The geology museum was really neat. Rocks, gems, and some unique fossils of prehistoric plants and animals. It was a great exhibit of area and world palentology finds. Crazy Horse memorial was new for us this year. The emence size of the memorial is unbelievable. mt Rushmore would fit on Crazy Horse's head. It was neat.

Emily Fite--- I really liked to geo. museum. Crazy Horse was awesome! I'm going to come back when it is finished. I have had such a good time on this trip. :)

Devin Schulze--- I cant believe the size of some of the fossils at the Geology museum, they were monsterous. I hope they finish the Crazy Horse monument before I die, that is going to be one of the things I want to see before the end of my life. I've already achieved one goal, and that was seeing Mt. Rushmore. Glad I'm not sitting at home bored. Ha ha ha. >:P

Gabby Murnan--- Awesome!

Kristina Willis--- We went to the Geology museum and it was awesome they had so many fossils and minerals that I hadent seen before. Crazy Horse was masive, they said the heads of Mt. Rushmore would fit in the head of Crazy Horse which is almost unbelievable. I really want to go back and see it when it is complete. Mt. Rushmore was beautiful we were able to take a trail to the bottom of the mountain and get a close up few and we were able to stay and watch the night show which was pretty cool. Im having so much fun cant wait for today to start!

william newport--- This will be the a good day to run up and down the hill in the badlands.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like everyone is having a great time....have fun and be safe! Monica Murnan