As of late last night (also known as early this morning), I am back from my honeymoon! (Just thought I'd clarify that, in case you missed all the hints I've been dropping lately about how amazing and jealousy-inducing my life is.) Now for the fun part… blogging about it. It's hard to write about a month-long roadtrip in one post, so instead I'm just going to keep writing shorter posts about it, forever.
One of our first honeymoon stops was Custer State Park in South Dakota, where we took a trail across part of the prairie. The trail was three miles long and it was 95 degrees that day, so to cover up the fact that I was panting and sweating, I stopped to read every single educational sign along the way. Now I'd like to share some of those fun facts with you. They'll make great conversation starters at parties and job interviews. People will say, "Wow. How do you know so much about prairies? You must be really smart." And you'll say, "I AM really smart! And I learned about prairies from this awesome blog called Haley's Comic!" And then you'll give them my blog URL and hover over them until you're sure they've pulled it up on their iPad.
THE AMERICAN PRAIRIE...
The prairie used to be an ocean.
That didn't work out so well.
Now the former ocean bed has been mostly covered in a huge grassland known as prairie.
Sometimes, trees try to grow on the prairie.
But then the buffalo are like, "Hey, a horn sharpener!" during their mating season, which damages the trees.
And finally, the prairie shows those trees who's boss by strangling them with its root system.
And that's why prairies are cool.