Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Day 2 - Tuesday, May 28

Today we started out by going to Wal-mart to buy me some shoes.  I had forgotten that we were planning to hike and enjoy Jewel Cave and only brought tennis shoes.  Finally, off we went toward Jewel Cave.  This beautiful deer was right next to the road on our way to the cave.

 We saw beautiful sites and enjoyed a 1 hour 20 minute tour of the cave.  It was cold and interesting.

 Kerry and Nathan enjoying the cave.  Quote for the day from Nathan:  "I thought this vacation would be boring, but it has been really great so far!"  He enjoyed the cave.
 Today was also the day that mom had major surgery to remove part of her jaw so as soon as we were out of  the cave, we hit the highway to find service so I could check on the updates from Brian.  It looks like mom is doing better than expected.  They only had to remove a small part of her jaw, no coma, no tracheotomy, and we think she will be able to talk again!  Great news.
 Our next stop was Mount Rushmore.  We didn't stay long but we did enjoy seeing the sights.  We also learned that Thomas Jefferson wrote the first American recipe for ice cream.  Of course we had to buy some!

 Off to our hotel in Wall, South Dakota and seeing the "sights" in Wall Drug.

Well, it was overall a great day.  We are relaxing by 8:00 p.m. and ready for another busy day tomorrow.

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