- Very happy with our accommodations. Followed the lead of a local Indian woman who suggested a hike-the Notch-ladder and all to a great view. So we did it. Glenda brought her mega binoculars which proved to be useful later.
- Glenda made me do it. So queer…we had to go to the ranger station and get our National Parks Passports stamped with the date and the official park stamp. Cringe factor: off the charts for this sophisticated Jersey girl 🙂 See the picture below. Does anyone recognize the body part from: Royal Pains, Blue Bloods, Pan Am or Law and Order SVU??
- Since we conquered the first hike so easily we decided to go for the big girl hike “Medicine Root Loop”. This was where we encountered Big Horn Sheep (which, frankly, look more like goats if you ask me..but then again I am not the best on animal identification). Fortunately girl scout Glenda had the mega binoculars at the ready because I was sure they were a pack of hikers all dressed alike on some kind guided tour/hike. When she zoomed in..surprise!!! a herd of animals!!
- Having been overcome by too much nature, we had a hankering for a tacky tourist opportunity. On we went to Wall, SD home of Wall Drug-renowned worldwide apparently for offering free ice water and five cent coffee to all comers.
- On the way to Wall here is who we met: ..who knew these prairie dogs squeak just like fresh Wisconsin cheese curds??
Another resolute failure on the Jersey front. Honey, there are just no people out here!!
Theme of the Day: A walk in the park (not like any park we have back at home)
Next up: Mount Rushmore, Custer, SD
Beautiful pics, Sue! I remember Badlands as looking what I think the moon would look like. Zak went there on his way out. I am living vicariously through your photos!
Ann I am as well. Soooo jealous.
Day 11 – really? Seems like you have been gone aLOT longer than that. Glad to see you and Glenda conquering all things big and beautiful. Love the pictures of the animals. So graceful the herd……5 cent coffee. Now value man Frank should be loving that! Safe travels and happy trails.
Glenda, I am LOVING your pictures of the scenery, animals and dorky sculptures! And you are looking quite fashionable through it all- who would expect anything less! Enjoy!!
Hey Girls, Wow, why didn’t I jump in the trunk of your car??? Just getting to your blog, it is fantastic. Every girls dream. Go for it, on behalf of all of us! Loved having you here in Grand Rapids. Perfect guests! I’ll fill you in on Artprize soon. Everyone is talking about this one: http://www.artprize.org/martijn-van-wagtendonk/2012/song-of-lift
We missed it! It was in the UICA building. I think the hollywood lights of WOOD TV were calling us. Oh, priorities. That probably seems like a year ago, yes? Safe and happy travels. Tink
Hello from Custer, SD. Glad you checked in – we were wondering about ArtPrize (which does seem like last year!). The video is amazing – I’m sure we would have voted for it (if Sue were able to get past her bird aversion). Please do keep us posted as we need to entertain ourselves on these long stretches of highway.
Have been thinking about wildlife art since we have seen buffalo and friends up close and personal. Looking forward to visiting Hiram’s home when we’re back east.
P.S. Watch the video on that last link, the photo doesn’t nearly do it justice. Way cool!
Great photos! I wish I was on the hike with you. I would know that hand anywhere 🙂
More famous body parts to come!! Ger keep your eyes pealed for them!