By: Taylor Hernandez
This morning we started our day at Cold Brick Lake in Hot Springs. We then went to the 6th longest cave in the world, Wind Cave which was about a two hour drive from our camp in Kyle. Our group, including HSA and Lakota campers, were able to get tickets to take a tour of the Wind Cave. We descended 350 steps into the cave and then all chuckled when Nahmie hit his head in the cave (don’t forget to duck!).
After the exciting journey through the tunnels, we traveled to Crazy Horse and had a lovely picnic in the parking lot. (Who knew Jaxon could consecutively catch 20 grapes in his mouth?) We then went to Custer State park and enjoyed the Wildlife Loop. While driving on the loop, we went to feed wild burros when two of the burros decided they were going to fight. All you could see were kids running and moms trying to grab their little children to get away from the burros. Nahmie decided he was going to eat a peanut butter cookie and the burro decided he was going to stick his head through the window of his van to try and snatch the cookie! We saw a herd of tatanka (buffalo) squeeze between our vans in Custer State Park. Mr. Kammer loved making noises to get the attention of the bulls. I think he just wanted our van to get hit (by a tatanka) because it would be a cool story!