Friday, July 21, 2017

Vacation Learning: Summer road trip 2017 #9

The next morning we woke up extra early to do a Sunrise Safari.  I am not sure about the other times of the day, but ours was action packed with animal sightings.  We saw herds of bison, elk and pronghorn up close.  We also saw two types of deer, cotton tail rabbits, and the begging donkeys.  The last ones came to the jeep, and literally put their faces in our laps.  The morning was rather cold.  I had the kids inside their sleeping bags while in the jeep.  Our tour guy was excellent.  He was very knowledgeable not only about wildlife, but also regarding the history of the park. 

After the safari, we headed back to Peter Norbeck Education Center, and hiked the Cairn Trail. On our way, Little Guy spotted this bullsnake. 

Here is what the trail challenge boxes look like.  The kids were taking out the stamp. 

This picture was taken after visiting Badger Clark's cabin.  I fell in love with his poems and ended up buying one of his books.  My kids and I loved hearing his recording of the Cowboys Prayer.  Now at home, we continue to enjoy his poems, especially, "Bacon."

Since the Trail behind Badger Hole is part of the trail challenge, we had our third stamp there. At that point we had five more to go!

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