Vacation! (Buffalo inside!)

noodlerubyallie

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My parents, my brother and his girlfriend, and myself and my husband took family vacation to the Black Hills in South Dakota over the 4th of July weekend and the following week. We had a fabulous time, I love going there, if you haven't, you need to! It's gorgeous!

Requisite photographs. The bald guy is my husband.
On the way there....

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!


First attempt mountain jumping.


The cabin we called home for a week - it was absolutely wonderful! Even had a hot tub. :)


Pretty flowers



I like this stuff.


Best. Winery. Ever.


Managed to find a trail on a scenic lookout on Needles Highway and did a little hiking.


Reasons why it's called Needles Highway (It's in Custer State Park):


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Without the comedian.




Devil's Tower


We were trying for the leaning picture. Almost made it.


Another attempt.


Closer.


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Bridal Veil Falls


Attempting to cross the creek.


Realization that there's no way across without getting wet and MIL strictly forbade river water in the rental vehicle.




Mt Rushmore



Jewel Cave - It took me FOREVER to figure out the lighting down there!



Looks like skin boils. *shudder*


If you look really hard, you can see cave bacon. This is the picture I really wish would have turned out - it's a pretty cool formation!


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They use this box to give you an idea of the size of the cracks you have to be able to wiggle through while spelunking. Jeremy would never have made it.


The devastation after a forest fire.



Finally...BUFFALO and BURROS!


I'll preface the burros by saying that I don't support feeding wildlife...but the park excludes the burros on their list of DO NOT FEED.
Baby Burro


Jeremy was a little nervous.



MORE FOOD HUMAN (yes, his shirt says Always Use Protection. It has a Noodle on it. :) )


This old guy was really friendly.


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A whole lot of recessive going on in this little guy


Look close...Pronghorn!


More buffalo



Sylvan Lake (the place they filmed parts of National Treasure 2)
*Yep, those rocks in the back hold the lake in!





My family likes to play a game called Senior Pictures.



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Awesome pics! I want to go there!!!

What state is this in again? Rushmore is in one of the Dakotas....right? lol
 

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Beautiful...

And wow, your vacation is almost IDENTICAL to what ours was a few years back! Crazy :D We went to ever single place except for the Cave! lol
 

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gorgeous pictures!!! I love the cabin you stayed in, what a NICE place!
 

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