We drove to South Dakota to meet my Dad, and spend a fun week at Spokane Creek Campground. We had a lot of fun enjoying campground life, playing in the creek, swimming in the pool, and going for an ice cream cone at the camp store. We also explored the many attractions in the Black Hills!
Dad and Eric playing tetherball on the playground at Spokane Creek.
Kate on the swing
Will at the playground
The nearby town of Keystone
Kate and Eric on the 1880 train, an old train which runs from Keystone to Hill City
Will on the train
By the engine
Kate in the creek at the campground
Will on the rocks by the creek
We saw a herd of buffalo at the nearby Custer State Park--they came right up next to the car!
Dad and kids by the campfire
We took the Iron Mountain Road to Mount Rushmore
At Mount Rushmore!
A bit closer, taken on the Presidential Walk, a hike that takes visitors closer to Mount Rushmore, and features exhibits along the way.
The entrance to Wind Cave--we went on a cave tour, but fortunately, there is an easier way to get in! We learned that bats don't like Wind Cave, due to the windy entrance and the temperature, which is not low enough for hibernation.
When everything else is taken away
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