You failed us government

Trip Start Sep 27, 2013
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Trip End May 27, 2014

Flag of United States  , South Dakota
Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Greg and I woke up when the sun came up. It was FREEZING! Our sleeping bags and fleece blankets helped a lot. Ky helped too when she decided to come snuggle with us. :) When we woke up Greg checked on his phone how the government shut down was going. He wasn't happy. As we slowly packed up the truck we were clueless as to what we were going to do the rest of the trip because we had intentions of going to Mount Rushmore, Glacier National, Yellowstone and Grand Tetons. Once we were all packed up we drove past Mount Rushmore to get one last glimpse. There were cones set up everywhere and park rangers were patrolling every entrance. In the midst of the chaos of tourists stopping to look at the monument we saw 2 mountain goats. Without a plan we decided to stop for breakfast in town. We met a few people and what should have been a 30min breakfast turned into an hour and half. A gentlemen by the name of Matt was telling us about his hiking adventures and his 200lb dog. We had to see this and have baby ky meet the big guy. Matt said he eats 5 lbs of food a day! When we left the diner we decided to drive through the Black Hills Forest. I was still determined to find a buffalo. The Black Hills Forest was beautiful. Needles highway was amazing. A lot of narrow tunnels and roads. Once we descended down the mountain I spotted my buffalo!! At first I thought I spotted a black squirrel on a rock then I realized it was a buffalos tail. I immediately yelled at Greg to stop!! There it was in its own environment relaxing about 20 yards from the road. It was HUGE! I wanted to get close but Greg said if I could run really quick go for it. I got at least 10 yards from it. Almost stepped in a moon pie the size of a medium sized pizza pan. Greg kept telling me to leave the buffalo alone so I gladly agreed and we were on our way out of the forest. I could tell Greg wasn't happy about the government shut down still. I asked where we were going and he said straight to Breckenridge. He didn't want to but I was actually pretty excited aside from cutting our road trip short. We drove through Wyoming into Colorado. Wyoming was very boring. I couldn't imagine living out in the middle of nowhere. I asked Greg so many questions "How do they go to school?" Very few roads and a ranch/house every 10-15miles apart. "Where do they get they're water from?" The only reason I asked is because of the lack of rain. "What happens to the cattle?" I felt horrible for the cattle as weird as that sounds. We finally made it to Colorado unfortunately it was dark and I couldn't experience the Rocky Mountains like an east coast girl that's never seen the Rockies should. We arrived to Breckenridge around 10:30pm & gathered what we could and felt right to sleep. Onto exploring Breckenridge...
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