Monday, September 27, 2010

Travels so far...Saturday and Sunday--Sept. 25-26

We left our home on Saturday morning after literally stuffing everything except the cooler and grill into the van.  These were to ride on one of those shelf gadgets that go into your hitch.  Oh yeah, we also had the car top carrier on top with the kids luggage squished into it!  We set off to pick up my sister, but quickly realized the shelf that held the cooler was not going to work out since it was scraping every time we hit a bump!!!  We went and got our small trailer, put the cooler and car top carrier on it and finally headed out of town!! 

God has been good, He has kept us safe and reminded us often of His handiwork. 

Saturday took us through Minnesota into the badlands of South Dakota and some of the Black Hills.

Sunday, we saw Mount Rushmore, the Black Hills National Forest, and Crazy Horse.  We were also blessed to find two good churches to go to. 

Monday, we started the day bright and early with a Buffalo Round Up at Custer State Park--where we also saw prairie dogs--a couple villages of them, wild turkey, wild donkeys, and antelope.  The Round up was a lot of fun.  We saw the Buffalo in their natural habitat and then watched the Cowboys round them up and stampeded them into the corrals.  This was a bonus because we had no idea this was even going on until we got to the campground on Sunday!  We also got to see the Buffalo Gap National Grasslands and mountains in Wyoming and ended the day in the Rocky Mountains driving through the Roosevelt National Forest!  We stayed at a KOA in Estes Park, CO after driving through Fort Collins.  I never cease to be amazed at the many beautiful things God created.  We have already seen so many different landscapes and we are only on Day 3!

Buffalo Round Up at Custer State Park


Estes Park, CO in the evening

Stay tuned for more updates.  I am not sure how often we will have an internet connection!