Monday, March 7, 2011

Close Encounters

We've been talking as a family about what kind of vacations to take this year.  One of the places I'd like to take my family is the Mt. Rushmore area.  And by area, I mean including such places as the Badlands, Custer state park, Crazy Horse Monument, and Devils Tower in Wyoming.

The Boyo had no idea what Devils Tower is, so we looked at some pictures and told him the legend, and he agreed that we should go there some time.

That night we had our favorite Mexican food for dinner.  During this, our little Sweet Pea channeled her inner Richard Dryfus and started piling her beans and rice into a little mound...

The Wife and I were amused as it was right on the heels of talking about Devils Tower.  But since we haven't watched Close Encounters as a family, and have never told the kiddos about that scene, we were amazed when we asked her what she was doing and she said, "Making a picture."  I guess we have to go to the Tower now, just to meet the visitors!

In other news, last week the Boyo and I went out in a new fallen snow and built a snowman.  The Boyo thought he looked lonely, and decided he needed a snow friend and a dog.  The Boyo built the friend, and I threw together a little dog, too.

Fun in the snow.

More Later

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that you're considering a trip to South Dakota this summer. There is so much to see and do here. You'll be amazed at the beauty of the Black Hills, Badlands and attractions like Crazy Horse Memorial and Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and of course, Devil's Tower in our neighboring state. Very cool!

Katlyn Richter
South Dakota Dept. Tourism

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