Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Rapid City trip 2021- part 2.

So special to get a picture with Papa and Gigi (their great grandparent names). I'm thankful for each great grandparent picture we get to take. The girls have 5/8 great grandparents left living, and seeing them is a treasure!

Taylor, my cousin's daughter, also got to join in on a lot of the fun with us while we were there!

One morning we went to Old MacDonald's Farm and it was such a cute place. It's basically like a large petting zoo. They had goats, pigs, chicks, lambs, donkeys, turkeys, chickens, llamas, ostriches, and probably more that I am forgetting. The girls were a little scared feeding the animals, but they were brave and did it a few times! I think Lucy and Ellory liked the feeding a bit more than Norah. Below is the girls with my sister Kayla and mom.

They enjoyed a pony ride!

And a train ride!

The girls with Taylor, Aunt Kayla, and my cousin Victoria.

Feeding the baby goats.

Ellory is the biggest animal lover. It's so fun to watch. She asked so many questions. She would make a great vet someday.

Baby chicks.

We got to celebrate my dad's birthday while we were there. Fun to be with him on the actual day!

Girls photo with second cousin Taylor (but they just called each other cousins), and cousin Avery.

The girls were excited to see Papa and Gigi's house. My grandpa was a big hunter and the girls were amazed at his animal heads on the wall. He has quite a few in their sunroom, and the girls have never seen anything like that before. He also has a fish tank they loved too!

We went to Dinosaur Park one morning, which was fun to show the girls because I also remember going there when I was little. The girls thought the dinosaurs were cool and enjoyed it, but also were a tad disappointed there wasn't any actual playground equipment, so we went to a different park after this too.

Picture with my cousin Victoria, my dad, my sister Karlie and niece Avery, and my sister Kayla.

Climbing the dinosaurs.

There was a pretty view at the top! The girls were amazed at all the hills and views there!

We went swimming twice while we were there too, which is always a hit.

Grandpa and Ellory.

My Uncle Jeff and Lucy.

Another morning we went to Bear Country USA, which is a drive through wildlife park. You drive through most of it, and there is also a part to walk through at the end. It was a fun outing! Love group pictures- here is the Van Etten gang (my mom's maiden name)- missing some of course, but glad to get who was able to be there.

We were able to see more animals than I thought we would, which was fun! The bears were a favorite.

What a fun trip! So glad we were able to go and see family/do some fun new activities.


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