Daddy flew out from Rapid City for the East Coast today, so we spent a quiet morning at the ranch while we waited for GranPapa to return from dropping Daddy at the airport. GranMama decided that we needed to make some birch leaf and wildflower wreaths (ever since Midsommer in Sweden, she'd been itching to create some!) The kids were so excited to wander the acreage and collect wildflowers to weave.
we thought....turns out that I was not paying close enough attention to the roads, and I ended up taking the WRONG Highway 16 (I swear, there are like 5 of them out there), which put us on a 2 hour DETOUR through some very heavy construction traffic. Let's just say that I was not the happiest Mama on the block when I had to wait 45 minutes for a pilot car.....both ways. On the plus side, we ended up at Jewel Cave National Monument, so we ducked in to check out the Visitor's Center and bathrooms before turning the car around to attempt a return home. Sigh. Adventure!