So after Mount Rushmore we drove some more (and more, and more ;>) to Devil's Tower in the great state of Wyoming. Now this is a really keen place (as my Dad would say). Historically, it is the first national monument! Now I always thought that monuments were man-made kinds of things....but that is what the signs said..."first national monument", so I, uh,....was wrong!
Many people visit Devil's Tower every year. Native Americans believe it to be sacred ground (I'm sure not every native American believes this, but I'm just quoting from the signs again). I must say, it is a sight to see. We hiked around the whole thing, which only took about 45 minutes. We were a little scared we might get eaten by a bear since we were hiking around dusk....but no bears did we see. We did see chipmunks and deer. Anyway the possibility of bears combined with the long stretch of road before us encouraged us to get on and not linger too long at the Tower. We chased daylight as long as we could and then drove with extreme caution into the night until we got to Sheridan, Wyoming. The deer/antelope (couldn't always tell) were congregating at the roadsides and we really didn't want to hit one of the precious things.
We ate at Los Agaves restaurant (thanks Kayla for the great recommendation!). Well Greg and I ate while our two tuckered out little ones slept beside us in the booth. Poor things were too exhausted to even eat! Anyone who knows my kids, knows they must have been really tired.
Kind of like I am right now. So signing off until tomorrow night!