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We are an Army family! Miles was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 6 and he is now 15 years old. Marley is Miles' Autism Service Dog and his best friend. This dynamic duo has been together for 5 years and look forward to many more adventures! 

For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love and sound judgement.  
                                                       2 Timothy 1:7

8.24.2013

SOUTH DAKOTA

Do you not know? 
Have you not heard? 
Yahweh is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the whole earth.
He never grows faint or weary;
there is no limit to His understanding.
He gives strength to the weary
and strengthens the powerless.
Isaiah 40:28-29


We have a lot to see today 
on our journey through South Dakota



BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK
It was a bit windy on our visit


but the view was spectacular


Plenty of trails to explore 




We had lots of fun looking at the many different animals


Hmm....bear wrestling, no thank you


Wolves


Elk


Rams


BEARS


and a White Buffalo 


They have a penny "squisher" and postcards





A definite must see


all the deco is made out of corn


How's the gold mining in this area? 


There are plenty of shops to visit 


This will be AMAZING 


when it is completed



DEADWOOD
A trip through the "old" west


Plenty of shops in town


We found this marker outside of town


Perfect weather for exploring



STATUES FROM PRESIDENTS PARK
Another site we found while driving


Too bad the park is no longer open,
these were cool


AN OLD MILITARY FORT
A "brat" in the "old" west


We had a lot fun walking through the fort


Yep this is a wooden bridge


we haven't ran across many of these in our travels so it was a fun find


DINOSAUR PARK
Miles had a blast looking at all the dinosaurs


how many can you name?


this one was HUGE


this one is Miles' favorite dinosaur


Yabba Dabba Doo



WILMA....


Time for a movie snack


Caveman's best friend


Bam Bam.....we had a good time at the park


BIG THUNDER GOLD MINE
Time to dig for some gold


WOW


this was a long shot career


but some got lucky & struck gold


Can Miles be that lucky?



EUREKA......he found a couple of gold flakes


and had an AWESOME day


they had squished pennies, postcards & plenty of rocks



MOUNT RUSHMORE
Impressive even at a distance


Can you name all 4 Presidents? 


How would you like to be able to climb all the way up top?


US State Flags


Yep we saw these on our way out of the park


They had "squished" pennies & postcards



Plenty of wildlife to spot on this drive


and lots of places to explore


and discover


Miles loved spotting the cave


The tunnels were the coolest things to drive through






A great scenic view the entire drive




Miles had a fun day



REPTILE GARDENS
Miles LOVED seeing the Komodo Dragons


and Lizards



Yeehaw


Uh oh 


looks like someone's in trouble


I'll be good....


Ewww.....scaly


These were COOL


Bald Eagle


Prairie Dogs


They have postcards, penny & dime "squishers" 





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We really enjoyed our visit in South Dakota & look forward to visiting again

Check out their Visitor's Center

Have you been to South Dakota? What was you favorite thing to see? 

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