Black Hills Trip Report: Day Three

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Today we headed a little over an hour east of Rapid City to visit Badlands National Park.

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You know how there are times when you watch a what is most likely a fairly mediocre movie, and because you are in just the right mood at the time you love it?  That’s how I felt when visiting BNP.  I have been to much more spectacular places, but I loved the subtle beauty of the Badlands.  I was there with my family, camera gear dangling off me, with a whole day to explore a cool new place.  It really doesn’t get any better than that.

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Taken by Jessica, age 9 –

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While the landscapes were amazing and I had fun looking for good photo opportunities, I also took some impromptu portraits of my family that I’m very happy with.

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Except maybe for this one…

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And this one…

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We visited the famous Wall Drug on the way back to the hotel, but they were closing for the day so our stop was cut a little short.  If you are anywhere within 100 miles of that place, count on seeing a sign about every 10 feet.  They are all nicely done and well kept, though.

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Natalie stole my cap, glasses, and camera, then walked around doing her best impression of me.

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A swim at the hotel and a bunch of pizza capped off a great day.

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Posted on March 14, 2013, in family, photography. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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