Week Thirty-One

We have been traveling for the past couple weeks!  School supplies and educational materials, along with the camping gear, were packed up for a two week camping trip to South Dakota and Wyoming.  This and the next blog post (Week Thirty-Two) fill you in on some of the fun learning experiences we took in.

Duluth for a Day

A public beach just over the lift bridge

Finding skipping stones and lots of other treasures

Showing off the space where his wiggly tooth came out.  The Duluth tooth fairy paid us a visit.

Blue Mound State Park

This is how we roll…We got lots of laughs and double-takes from people along the way, and someone even stopped us in Wyoming to check if we knew the potty chair was up there and if it was tied down.

The first stop on our camping trip was a night at Blue Mound State Park.

Setting up camp

Lots of room for baseball

Camp keyboard gets regular use

Many army caterpillars

Badlands National Park

Just one of the picturesque views at Badlands National Park

We hiked every day in the park, usually either before lunch or after dinner

Miles, Parker, Ruby, and Dad are the people hiking in the distance

Working on The Happy Farmer by Schumann

Camp kitchen (not pictured:  two coolers, Coleman camp stove, and a huge water container)

Taking time to read

90 degree day…we were lucky that the campground pool was open

Parker taking his oath to protect nature after completing the Junior Rangers Program.

Wall Drug

Every few days we stopped for groceries and ice for the coolers.  Watermelons, cantaloupes, apples, avocados, and quesadilla/nacho fixings became regulars

Custer State Park

We saw lots of bison calves on the Wildlife Loop in Custer State Park.  We also saw magpies, meadowlarks, prairie dogs, and antelope.

Working on Junior Naturalist Program activities at Peter Norbeck Visitor Center.  There are many Educational Programs at the park.

Sylvan Lake hike

Working on compass skills

Evening keyboard time in our camping cabin at Blue Bell Campground.

Purple Pie Place for an ice cream treat in Custer.

Our trip adventures continue in Week Thirty-Two.  Thanks for checking in!

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