Kirk Family Reunion in South Dakota

19 family members showed up out side of Hot Springs South Dakota for a 5 day get together in a 9 bedroom 4 bath house. The first day of
our trip from Oregon to S.D. started with a over night stay in a Bavarian Leavenworth Wa. city with Gary, Delores, Betsy, Lyndsey, Karyl and Ron.
We drove 3784 miles in our Pruis and Gary and Delores drove their Pruis. We got 49.4 MPG and they got 50MPG

Betsy's photos of the trip

Leavenworth on the first day of trip


                                                                 view from our room                                                                          a street organ grinder


walked around a park so Lyndsey could look for bugs


skipping rocks

Devils Tower on the second day


ice cream on the way                                                        a tee pee                                                          we made it    


up we go


oh so big


                                                                                                      prairie dogs

Hanging around the house on the third day


Delores, Roz, Jordan, Sage and Shawn                                         Betsy, Kelly and Sage


Kelly and Roz                                                        Patty and Bob                                                      Royce


Roycie, Delores and Karyl                                            Gary and Lydia                                            L          


Jill, Betsy and Karyl                                                                         WHAT                   


Ron and Royce                                                                                   Kelly and Jill         

Custer State Park on the forth day


Lyndsey checking out what she was going to see                                  taking a picture of a buffalo


Pruis going thru the Needles


                                                                      wild burros


                                                                                     burro sticks his head in the car

Mt. Rushmore on the forth day


this is what Mt. Rushmore was going to look like but the sculptor die and will never be finished

Old Fashioned Hayride & Chuckwagon Dinner


waiting in line to get our cowboy hat                                                                                                                                


                                                                                                                         riding the haywagan to the bar-b-que


most of us had steak                                                         our tickets                                             getting our dinner


                                                                                                                                               Lyndsey getting her hat signed

 

Wind Cave hidden beneath the rolling prairie of the
southern Black Hills is one of the world’s longest caves


                                                         down we go


Named for barometric winds at its entrance, this complex labyrinth of passages contains a unique formation – boxwork.


                                                                                  we all made it out

Mammoth Hot Spring The World's Largest Concentration of Mammoths
in the World just Found Number 61!


waiting to go in to Mammoth dig site


The majority of fossils found at the Mammoth Site are from the North American Columbian mammoth