Friday, July 2, 2010

June 30, 2010 - Day 1 of the Yellowstone journey. John and I and the kids got started a day earlier than planned and hit the road around 1:30 on Wednesday. We drove up to Austin Minnesota and pulled off at the "blue" campground sign off of I90 and were treated to a Jellystone campground, complete with pool - which was great for the kids. We ploped on the first of several tinfoil meals "frozen hamburger/potato/onion/carrot" individual bricks. Once we set up, I made a pitcher of vodka/sprites and John tossed the bricks on the porta-weber, we had a great time watching the kids tire themselves out at the pool and the petting zoo.

July 1, 2010 - Day 2, we were on the road by 6:30 (helps when you hit the sack at 9pm) for a long drive. We took some pictures of our Jellystone campground and then broke up the drive with a visit and lunch in Mitchel to see the Corn Palace and ice cream at Walls Drugs, took pictures at both of these places with the kids and boy did they smack of tourist traps. I forgot to bring my camara memory card/battery --- so will have to post pictures later from John's camera. We arrived in Custer South Dakota around 6 at Big Pine Campground (close to Mt Rushmore, and Crazy Horse, set up and tossed a Tatertot cassarole on the trusty porta-weber. We drove through a nice thunderstorm and thankfully god was smiling on us, because when it came time to set up, the rain stopped.

July 2, 2010 - Day 3, it is the morning and I am sitting on the camp office porch because they have WIFI but only by the office. John and Alex are sleeping it is 9 am and Gabby and I are playing with our respective WIFI electronics. We are planning on seeing Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park today. Signing off for now --- John is making eggs for breakfast.

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