Monday, July 21, 2014

Vacation review--Badlands national park

It has been a crazy 2 1/2 weeks.  Vacations are awesome.  I love them, but coming home--re-entry--is hard.  We are just now getting all the laundry done and getting situated back into our summer routine.  We enjoyed a great time on our vacation--saw several National Parks--which we love!  If you need a great vacation--go to a National Park!!  We had an amazing family reunion in the middle and had some great times together with just our immediate family before and after.  We drove 3,740 miles!!!!  So grateful for our new van which was wonderful to travel in!  Thank heavens for DVD players and headphones!  Ben and I sure enjoyed it when the kids watched movies and we could talk in the quiet van!  So this week I will be posting every day different places we went.  Today--Badlands National Park in South Dakota.  Enjoy!
Badlands National Park is one of the smaller parks, but it is not to be missed.  South Dakota is a beautiful state, and we got to see a lot of it as we drove from one side to the other.  The landscape changes so much from one side to the other.  It is truly beautiful!


Lots of fun!

The girls thought this sign was cool??!!  Me, not so much.

Lots of fun places to hike around.

Be queen of the mountain

Find a hobbit hole :)

Really be queen of the mountain

Beautiful green mixed in with the rocks.

Beautiful yellow flowers

Awe-inspiring views

I thought we were in Iceland or something here--gorgeous!

What an amazing and beautiful place this earth of ours is!  So thankful to our Heavenly Father who made it for us!  We are so blessed!

See you tomorrow for Rapid City, South Dakota!


  1. Oh wow! I wondered where you went off to. Can't wait to see more. National Parks are so awesome. That's a lot of miles you covered and some really fabulous pictures you got. DVD players while traveling with kids is a must. Mine always ask how many more movies until we get there instead of hours or miles ;0) So glad you were able to get away and see some amazing places. Show us more!

  2. I have always wanted to go to this park - how beautiful! Love your trip recaps!