We drove to the base of the tower and decided to walk around for a bit. It was so peaceful and beautiful.
I thought this was interesting since I had no idea what pray bundles or cloths were.
So this is what we found...
I googled it because I was so interested and found out that these bundles of cloth, feathers and tobacco are physical and symbolic prayers of the Native American peoples of the area. If you look close enough you can see the feather and I think there might be tobacco but I don't know.
After this we started to get back on the road but we found a prairie dog town so we stopped and watched them for a while. They are so cute!
Adam was very intrigued by them so he watched them for a while. I thought it was cute! =)
Then we actually found some geocaches before we left! It wouldn't be a vacation if we didn't geocache! ;)
We finally got to South Dakota and since I have been to SD many many times, I decided to take Adam to the tourist traps I knew about and loved going to! First on our journey was Deadwood! Deadwood is an old west town and they put on skits about Wild Bill Hickok's murder and we were just in time to see it!
On the way to Mt. Rushmore, we stopped at The Cosmos! *I highly recommend this to everyone if you are ever in SD.*
What are the Cosmos you ask? Well I took a picture of the sign that explains it... Hehe!
It was totally mind boggling! People who are not taller than you all of a sudden become taller than you, water flows toward you, and you CAN NOT stand up straight no matter how hard you try! My mom told me that I had been here once when I was younger but I don't remember it at all! But I totally loved it!
He claims to be standing straight. Think again buddy!
These are my favorite pictures I think of the whole trip! We both thought we were standing straight!