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Monday, August 22, 2005

Home of Mount Rushmore

We have been traveling through South Dakota for most of the day. South Dakota has adopted a slogan “Kids love South Dakota!” What do you guys think?

The landscape is amazing. At the beginning of SD is the Badlands, which are comprised of dramatically eroded buttes and hills. Apparently this site is the source of many dinosaur remains.

We then hit the ‘high plains,’ flat areas that are so named because they are at altitude. These occasionally break into rippled gullies that dip perhaps 10 to 20 yards below the surface of the prairie.

There are many many horses on theses plains, and in fact i hear that the last wild horses roam these plains.

South Dakota is also home to the legendary Jackalope...


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