Monday, September 1, 2014

A Look Back.....Part 1

Hello there friends...the stranger is back!  Well it is Labor Day weekend and that is the unofficial end of summer. It is really hard to believe that the summer went so fast!  I am looking forward to fall though as I love decorating with all my fall things...I got the boxes out today.  I will work on it little by little.

I had a very nice and family filled summer. Right after school was out for my nephew in June my parents, sister and I all took him to South Dakota for a week.  First we stopped at a fantastic park in Sioux Falls called Falls Park, it was beautiful and lots of fun.


Then we went to a Native American school and museum in Chamberlain  SD. It was so interesting and really touched all of our hearts. 


Then it was on to the Badlands...again just beautiful and Ivan loved hiking all over them.


Dinosaur Park...


Crazy Horse

Lake Sylvan

The Needles Highway


Then of course we went to Mount Rushmore


We went through Custer State Park and saw a lot of wild life...a donkey even visited my mom...she was feeding him.



And last but not least we went to Wall Drug



It was a fantastic trip and my nephew loved that he got all of our attention...he has had a little of the middle child miseries since Isaiah was born. 
Thanks for sharing our trip with me...I know there were a lot of pictures.


8 comments:

Farmhouse prims said...

Hi Cindi,sounds like you had a beautiful summer. Thanks for sharing all of the lovely photo's. Happy Labor Day! hugs, Lecia

Primitive Stars said...

Hello Stranger, so nice to hear from you once again. What a wonderful trip, how special to travel together. Love all the pictures, beautiful scenery too.Hugs Francine.

bettyj said...

Thanks for taking us along. It is places I have never been although I have been to SD. It was good to see you posting again and I saw some pictures that were in a lot of Westerns.lol

Danice said...

What a fun and educational time you all had. Beautiful sights and photos :)

Felicia said...

Wow you had a great trip. We visited most of those places one year and it was great. Good to hear from you again.

Felicia
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Kim said...

Beautiful pictures of a lovely trip!!
Kim

Blessings in the Country said...

That looked like a real fun trip! I love the waterfalls. Someday we hope to make it over that way, would love to see Mt Rushmore too! ~Jessica

jody said...

Cindi, so love this post! We lived in rapid city for 5 years when my husband was active duty air force. We loved it there and took advantage of all the beauty it offered! So good to see it again thru your pictures! Your nephew is adorable and i know loved having you all to himself!!