Sunday, October 2, 2011

Day 5 - Storyteller in Stone

We woke up to a beautiful day. The campground had all-you-can-eat pancakes for $2.50! so while Scott and the kids had breakfast, I did a couple of loads of laundry. Then we were on our way to Crazy Horse. When I visited it as a kid, there was just the half finished monument. Now they have a gigantic museum, dedicated to the Native Americans and the first sculptor of Crazy Horse, Korczak Ziolkowski. The museum is amazing.  We definitely didn't have enough time there.

The sculptor, Korczak, was a really interesting guy.  He and his wife had 10 children, who spent a lot of time on that mountain.  His story and dedication is very inspiring.

Next we were on our way to Custer State Park.

So cool!! We saw so many burros and buffalo~

Mary loved the burros!

"Don't smell me!"

"Hiney, hiney, hiney, ho..."

This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip~

We also saw prairie dogs, various deer, and turkeys.  We then tried to see Jewel Cave, but it was closed.  We had dinner at Cattleman's - it was terrible - but found a local place for dessert, "Purple Pie Place".  It was awesome.  The waitress was a friendly student from the Ukraine.

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