of driving. Shay and I just got back from the boy only road trip. Three days 1,000+ miles, five national parks (plus a state park), small motels and bad coffee.
Shay is now officially a junior ranger at 9 national parks (including monuments etc). Who would have guessed that eastern Wyoming, Nebraska and South Dakota would allow us to see so much in such a short period of time. We left Denver at 7:00 am Friday, went to Scotts Bluff NM and Fort Laramie NHS on Friday (plus driving the rest of the way to SD). Saturday was a long loop with tours and Wind Cave NP. A sweet cave to tour plus bison all around. A drive through Custer State Park (and hundreds of bison and donkey on the road) too bad no Junior Ranger program. Final stop of the the day was Mount Rushmore. It may be a little Disney Land like (gift shops, avenue of flags etc.) but the actual stone work is impressive and worth the effort to get there.
Sunday was long, up early to hike around and take a cave tour and Jewel Cave NM and then a 6 hour drive back to Denver.
The best part of the trip, three days chilling with Seamus being boys. I'd rather have better food and good coffee (hell this morning I didn't even have coffee since no place was open in Custer) but the quality time was worth the bad provisions.
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