Saturday, June 30, 2007
the Badlands. We spent about an hour there looking at
all the stuff. It was a totally "Hokey" place but a lot of
fun! Grace did not like the T=Rex. I was at the other end of the store
when it roared and I could hear her screaming. Bill said that she then went
running off into one of the stores. When she finally found me, she demanded
that we leave.
The Cosmos Mystery Area was a lot of fun. Notice how Nick is leaning.
We drove the Needles Highway and it was amazing. We drove through several tunnels that were only wide enough for one car.
We stopped at an old Prairie Homestead just outside the Badlands National Park. I think it was hard for Nick to understand just how hard life was and how little "things" the people who lived here had. I hope he came away with a better appreciation of how he lives.
Grace thought the ride was fun. She had a running commentary on everything that we passed. When the train whistle sounded she would cover her ears and scream. Lucky for us, the other passenger were good natured about all the noise coming from our seats.
We passed a lot of beautiful scenery.