Though staring at fossils for our entire trip to the Black Hills would've been fine by me (see previous post), I did lots of other fun stuff while we were there:
I stayed in a log cabin in Custer State Park for three nights.
I went horseback riding through mountain trails near Nemo, South Dakota.
I visited Reptile Gardens.
I admired a Moluccan Cockatoo attempting to nap.
I saw a cast of the giant sea turtle Archelon ischyros in the Sky Dome at Reptile Gardens.
I touched an albino Burmese Python. I promise I didn't push over any little kids to get up there.
I talked with an African Grey.
I touched and had my picture taken with a giant tortoise (either an Aldabra or Galapagos Tortoise; both were kept in this enclosure).
I made a scene at Mount Rushmore with my mother-in-law's entire extended family.
I experienced a buffalo-caused traffic jam.
I posed by this giant bust of my favorite U.S. president.
I took some pictures of the prairie vistas I take for granted every day.
The rest of the photos from our trip can be found here.
Wait...was my delivery of the part about my favorite president too deadpan?