hotel, which we loved, and had dinner. After dinner we took the kids to the pool and it was a mad house...so many people!
The next morning we got up early and went to the pool...no people! It was heavenly. James was so cute...he said, "I just need to appreciate this for a moment before getting in." :) It was an infinity pool with a roof that opened up. After breakfast and swimming we stopped at Mt. Moriah cemetery in Deadwood. Wild Bill, Calamity Jane and Seth Bullock are some of the famous people buried there. Seth Bullock's grave was high up on a hill overlooking the whole town. We hiked to the top (our first of many uphill hikes that week) and met a local who told us when he was growing up that it was a passage into manhood for a boy to sleep on Seth Bullock's grave alone. He had done it! It was cool to chat with him and hear some of his personal memories.
|Below is the section of river he landed in:|
Parfrey's Glen. Eventually you come to this place, the "tub." The water was freezing and Nick was the only one who decided to try it out. A kid was taking pics with his mom's phone and when she looked she found this one of Nick and told me she'd text it to me. After I got it we were texting back and forth and found out that her husband was from Duluth. Small world. :)
After our hike we ate dinner at a really sad Pizza Ranch and waited forever for their Cactus Bread. That was not even that good! It was CRAZY windy outside of the canyon. Then we went back to the hotel for the night. We didn't let the kids bring any electronics with on our day trips so it was really nice to go home at night and be like, HAVE AT IT. :) Patrick and I would have a cocktail and it was really relaxing.