Tuesday, May 22, 2007
After finding some shade trees to park under and getting the dogs out for a quick walk, we went to check out the Mammoth Site. The Mammoth Site is very interesting, but also somewhat depressing. You basically get to see this huge mud sinkhole where hundreds of mammoths plunged to their ultimate death. The amount of skeletal remains is remarkable, and we took our time exploring all parts of the dig before moving on.
After checking out the Mammoth Site, we headed up towards Custer State Park which would serve as our camping area for Saturday night. Custer State Park is a really scenic place with lots of rock outcroppings, lush forest areas and rolling hills. The Needles Highway is especially a cool thing to drive, as they have blasted/carved out openings in huge rocks that are just barely big enough to get a car through.
We grabbed a campsite in a more remote area so the dogs could run around a bit. After securing a spot to sleep, we drove around and checked out the park before doing a quick drive by of Mt Rushmore.
Saturday night, Kim cooked up yet another gourmet meal with artichoke dip, boiled artichoke, spaghetti, salad and bread. We don't eat this well at home, let alone when we camp!
Posted by Joel White at 5/22/2007 07:50:00 AM