Anybody tiring of the term SoDak yet? I am, I think I may have overdone it. Hmmm perhaps I should come up with a newbie....how about UthOta? No, well then I could use your suggestions, until then I guess we're going to stick with SoDak. Wait now I think I like it again.
Anyway, yesterday was another fun filled Team Adventure day. Eric only had a half a day of conferencing so we were ready to hit the road at about 11am. We decided that no trip to Rapid City is complete without a visit to Mount Rushmore. So, we headed the 30 miles or so out of town and straight up to give our former presidents a little attention.
After our visit with the presidents we stopped in the adorable tourist vortex known as Keystone. We contemplated taking some olde tyme photos and some random strangers offered to "take" Cordelia so we could have our photos taken (um, thanks but no thanks). Instead we stopped and had lunch at an olde tyme saloon/restaurant thingy. The good thing about traveling to popular tourist destinations is that it's easier to find vegan food.
After lunch, a nap, some lesson planning and a swim we went back out to investigate Dinosaur Park a WPA Monument. The dinosaurs were made in 1936 and they remain in pretty good shape although the layers of paint make me think there is probably some lead based paint under there, so no paint eating for us.