Day 14: Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse. Also spells of Create Pancake, and Eating a human ice cream.(Buffalo to Lusk)

Today we drove through a ton of cool things! Firstly, the hotel we stayed at had a MAGIC machine of PANCAKES. Literal magic. Push a button, wait a minute, then it spits out pancakes onto your plate! After the wonder of that, we got on the road. The drive was nice, but it was mainly flat. And slightly hilly. Mostly flat, though. We drove through Deadwood, which is where Wild Bill Hickok met his fate. Also, apparently there was some kind of motorcycle convention going on, as all the parking was FLOODED with motorcycles and bikers. Anyway, after that, we drove on down to Mt. Rushmore, and walked around there some. After that, we drove a short distance to Crazy Horse Monument. It was really cool to see it and be shown how much progress has been made on it. Anyhoo, time for me to sign off, and give you tons more photos. Gonna be home soon!

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Supa-Dupa Double-Trouble Blog Post!!! aka. Thank goodness for og DooM. BEST STRESS RELIEF EVER

Blog day 12: LOOOONNGGG DRIVE (Edmonds to Missoula)

Today we drove a long way. We were a bit behind, so we didn’t do much other than driving. We got to see the effects of coastal mountains, which is basically a wall to weather. It was all cloudy and chilly, and then we drove through a pass, and then suddenly everything was clear and pleasant. It was cool. It was also REALLY windy, and it shook the car. Anyway, when we finally got to our hotel, the worst thing happened. My laptop failed to locate the wifi. So I get to write ANOTHER post in Word. Meh

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Blog day 13: The revenge of the wifi… (Missoula to Buffalo)

Today we drove from Missoula to Buffalo, Wyoming. Today was another long drive, but at the end of the day we stopped at the monument at Little Big Horn. It was really sobering to realize that it happened so recently, and yet it feels so far away. My dad was 3 years old when they got the survivors back after 50 years. The park also has small tombstones where the bodies were found, and it really helps to demonstrate how the battle played out. After that, we drove on to Buffalo, and got to our hotel after a bit of searching. I also found out why my internet was not working. My laptop is ancient, and has a CD drive, and many other relics of technology (yes, I just called a CD a relic of technology. I REMEMBER WHEN IT WAS NEW). One of these many relics is an on-off switch for the wifi antenna, which had somehow gotten turned on at some point. Anyway, I turned it on, and guess what? THE HOTEL WIFI is now the culprit. I guess y’all are gonna get more multi-day posts.

 

Also, if you are wondering where pictures be on some of these posts, my sibling might make a slideshow and I will upload it to here when it is done. If it gets done.

Day 9+10+11: (Newport to Forks to Edmonds) Pagan Pancakes, Blessed Cheesemaker Assassins, and Fifty Shades of Green.

 

Ok, I did not have internet access for 2 days, so I am writing this in word until I can get it uploaded.

Day 10: Cheese, Grommit!

Today we got up early, went to eat breakfast with my parent’s friend again at the Pig ‘n’ Pancake (which my sister misheard as the Pagan Pancake, which brought to mind images of the nice little old lady type of person who secretly is a Satanist). After breakfast, we started our LONG drive to Washington. On the way, we stopped at Tillamook Cheese Factory. It was really cool, and we got some souvenirs. One of which was a new travel mug for my sister, which had an old logo on it said “Tillamook Cheesemaker Assn.” on it. She commented that every time that she saw “assn.”, her first thought was that it meant “assassin” instead of “association”. So therein we started a conversation about Cheesemaker Assassins.   Not much else happened on the way, but after driving on a scarily long bridge, we finally crossed the state border. At the rest stop in Dismal Nitch, which has one of the best names I have seen for anything, we looked out into the nearby river and saw OTTERS! They were quite amusing, and I got some photos and videos of them. After that, we drove on and eventually got to our stop for the night. The place is cool. In the bathroom, the shower controls are on the outside of the shower. Above it reads a small note: “Yep, the shower controls are on the outside. We don’t know why.”

 

Day 11: Fifty Shades of Green

Today, we did a couple of hiking trails in the Olympic National Park. It was amazing, and perfect weather to go out and do things in. I got many a good photo, and spoiler alert: Trees. We are also in the area that Twilight was set in, and you would not BELIEVE how much they are playing it. Actually, y’all might be able to, it is basically normal types of milking. Anyway, we were discussing how badly Twilight had described this kind of terrain, and I commented on the fact that Fifty Shades of Grey was originally a Twilight Fan Fiction. Then my sister remarked on how the human eye can see many different shades of green, the most out of any color, and I just put the two together. After we stopped laughing enough to continue hiking, we finished the trail, and went home. We ate at a great side-of-the-road burger place, and got munchies for the trip ahead.

Images for the two days

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Day 12: Furthest Northwest and ferries.

Today we pushed onwards, which means starting to head home. We are taking a different route than the way we came though, so more adventures abound. Today we took a small detour to go to the furthest northwest point of the continental United States. It was fun, and on the way out, we stopped at a museum that was about the Indian tribe that lives there and how they excavated it. It was really interesting, but we were then behind on our schedule, so we changed our plans somewhat. We still took a ferry across a river, which was really cool, and are now staying in Edmonds. I got plenty of photos of the northwest coast, and a video of the ferry.

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