Last weekend we drove a LONG time and went to face mountain.  Diane, both Grandma’s, Grandpa, Jeff, Caitlin, Ryland, Mom, Dad, and us.  It was still snowing when we got there.  Luckily it stopped the next day and was just cold.

We stayed at Creekside Lodge.  In the lobby there was a fireplace and couches so we sat there after dinner and relaxed.


Diane had all the kids fanning her with brochures.

I guess relaxing in this family means using your phone or computer.  Well, everyone but other grandma.  Her phone didn’t work there.


Have you ever seen face mountain?


That’s Diane at Mt Rushmore.

Diane and Mom were taking a picture, but we snuck in too.


We walked to the end of the walkway.  Grandpa was looking at how high up they were.

This was a picture of Mt. Rushmore taken a little bit closer.



There was lots of snow to play with while the adults looked at the faces.


Hmmmm, who can we get?  That’s a pretty good target.

Let’s try for Auntie Cait


Maybe Grandma!

Maaaaybe, Daddy isn’t a good person to try and get.


Or Diane?

Daddy and Grandma.

We headed to the gift shop to warm up and find some souvenirs.

Autumn chose a tractor.  I chose an elk.

After Mt Rushmore we went to see Crazy Horse.  Autumn fell asleep and stayed in the car.  I went inside to see what this place was all about.


There was lots of things decorated with beads.

Here’s a canoe.

This is Crazy Horse.  You can see his head and the big flat area is where his arm will be pointing.  The white lines are the horse head.

We were going to drive on Needles road, but it was closed because of the snow.  We turned around at this lake.

On our way back to the hotel we took the Wildlife Loop Road to get there. Doesn’t this look like it has 2 heads?

Where these deer?

A little farther up were the bison.  Can you see them?

These are a little easier to see.

They were right next to the road! Diane was taking a walk when this one decided to stand up.

Sp she decided it was time to walk back.

Everyone was standing around looking.


This was a momma and her baby.

We got back in the car and this bison decided he was going to cross the road.  He was kind of running towards the car.

After he crossed the road, Mommy took his picture.


Next we saw donkeys or burrows.  We don’t know which they are.


Another deer by the road.

When we got back to the hotel there were turkeys walking around and these goats on the patio.

The kids “tiptoes” out to see this one.


Then he ran away!  We saw turkeys and squirrels, and prairie dogs too!  Even though we drove ALOT, we had fun.






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