Monday, May 21, 2007

Mt Rushmore Road Trip

It all started back in ski season with a discussion/argument over burgers & beer about how far Mt. Rushmore is from Boulder County. Sarah adamantly told us it was less than 6 hours, all while the rest of us scoffed and declared "If its less than 6 hours, we'll go next weekend."

Well the short version is that its about 5.5 hours, and while it wasn't the following weekend, all the parties involved loaded up on Friday and headed north into the great unknown. 5 people and 6 dogs packed in two SUVs jammed to the ceiling with gear & food rolled along the highway.

Our decision was to camp about 1/2 way to our ultimate destination, which worked out to be Glendo State Park near Douglas, Wyoming. Nice campground that was about 1/3 full meant spacious area for the 1/2 dozen dogs to get reacquainted with each other. Other than a couple of minor food/territory squabbles, all 6 dogs got along remarkably well. We setup tents, relaxed by the fire and called it a night. The next morning, our two dogs started up bright and early (much to Sarah's dismay). The upside was that we were treated to a great sunrise across the lake.

Kim is a master chef, and didn't disappoint with a full breakfast with eggs and sausage among other things. We ate everything she whipped up, packed up camps and hit the road heading north to our next destination, which was the Mammoth Site in Hot Springs, SD.

Here we tried to timer shot a group pic, but its hard to get 6 dogs & 5 humans to all look at the camera on cue. Pretty much all the dogs cooperated except our two.

I'll continue Day 2 tomorrow, still trying to catch up on sleep.

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