We woke up in Butte, MT on the third day of our road trip and went downstairs for breakfast (we had free continental breakfast at each place we stayed and this one was a huge buffet). As Bekah was checking her BG I could feel the elderly man at the next table watching. In a minute he got up and came over and talked to us. "That's not new to me, I have had the sugar for many years. I was 43 this morning, plumb nearly passed out." (read with a not think drawl but slight southern accent) He was so cute and so sweet. (His wife was equally as cute and sweet) We talked D for quite some time. He was very interested in Bekah's pump and I gave him quite an education about it. He left excited to talk to his doctor about getting on a pump himself.
Today our mission was to drive to Keystone,WY. We got there in time to enjoy some delicious pizza along the "strip" in Keystone. I love the Old West atmosphere in Keystone. We stayed the night and spent the next day doing the tourist thing. Mt. Rushmore was first on the list and my brother-in-law is an 8th grade history teacher so we didn't just do the "hey looks it's 4 heads on the side of a mountain" thing. We went on the guided tour around the mountain and really got in to it. David was not really in to it so I skipped some of the tour to keep him from completely melting down.
|Mt. Rushmore in all her glory|
|Megan is into planking (this is a bust of the creator of the beautiful detailed work on the mt)|
|the Timm clan|
|our tour guide|
|Josh loves video editing so he was getting some footage|
|poor little bored guy|
|my little planker|
|Bekah posing for a photo op (I cut the heads off of the mt but got the important part, my girl ;) )|
|my parents with all 9 of their grand-kids|
Bear Country was next. We started out seeing some random wildlife. Then we turned a corner and there were bears everywhere!
|oops I accidentally caught this guy relieving himself|
|bring on the bears|
|you'll have to excuse the quality these were taken through the widows in the car (I'm no fool)|
|a random bison|
|I could have watched the baby bears all day|
|pretty scenery all over|
|"honk" David had to honk Abe's nose|
|my brother-in-law and I enjoying the best Reuben either of have ever had|