We took the scenic route through the needles highway! very cool!
the eye of the needle
right about the time we got to the first tunnel a tour bus kinda got stuck and we had to wait for him to get through so we payed on the rocks for a while.
ignore the weird guy in my picture, he kept walking right in front of me!??
this guy was a little better driver than the first guy was, Mike directed him through the tunnel and you can see a white thing in his window it said "student driver"! he thanked Mike and was very glad he made it through!
outside the last tunnel up on the hill was Mt. Rushmore!
some of the cool bridge we went over and under!
and the final stop on the way home!!
again Mike and I are out of shape and the mile and a half walk about did us in!
Joel loved climbing on all the rocks
take the picture quick I can't hold it up much longer!
and we even found a tepee! We had a great time and I am so glad that Mike was willing to take some time off to go on vacation with us, in the summer no less! such fun memories!!!