S: South Dakota 2007
FC: South Dakota | 2oo7
1: We went with my family on a trip out west to South Dakota the year after we were married. We flew to Sioux Falls and drove from there, sightseeing the wild west.
2: Taking off from BWI Airport
3: Sioux Falls, SD
4: Every year the Corn Palace redesigns the corn scenes; as you can see, they had one side of the palace to finish.
6: "How are you, sir?!" Fields n fields of sunflowers
8: Prairie fields and antelope
9: Old Homestead out in the middle of the prairie grass
11: Are we headed into the river? | The Missouri River divides the flat prairie lands from the Badlands.
15: Our cabin in the Black Hills. "An original that some settlers traveling out west built!"
17: The day after arriving at the cabin we hiked a trail behind the property that was 2 miles long...And we had forgotten to bring any water along... Beautiful scenery but - when are we ever going to get there?!?!
18: After relaxing for a while we headed back over the trail... | We arrived!!
19: ...then went to town, Rapid City, for a few groceries and drove thru Bear Country. | BEAR COUNTRY USA
20: A buffalo mount made from metals The rest of the animals eating their dinner
22: Welcome: Where the buffalo roam...
24: MT. RUSH
26: On our way home we drove into bad rain and hail.! Cars were pulling over cause their windows had just broken out etc... Had we been a few minutes earlier, our van would have received the same treatment.!! Going back the road to our cabin, we passed this lane... The next day we saw many unfortunate people and their vehicles...
27: Diverting the water leak into a bucket with tinfoil:) Some horses in the back pasture
28: Our cabin in the Black Hills
29: Getting ready to leave our 1st 'home' in the hills.
30: ...Needles Highway...
31: We made it through...and later a greyhound bus actually came along with only inches to spare!! "What a Mighty God we serve!"
35: "1-2-3-4-5 fingers!!"
36: Flying T Vittles: Choice of *Roast Beef, Grilled Chicken or Buffalo in award winning bbq sauce. *Chuck wagon potatoes *Western Cowboy Baked Beans *Homemade Ranch Biscuits w/ honey *Chunky Applesauce *Ginger Cake *Cowboy Coffee & Lemonade | Supper Bell rings at 6:30pm SHARP Come 'n Get it!
39: Our 2nd & last cabin in the Hills. This one was much bigger and sat on the top of a big mountain...Beautiful scenery overlooking more mountains and lots of wildlife...
41: ...Overlooking the old town where the many carvers of rock lived, from the top of the slide... Mt. Rushmore in the distance | My Trapper...;)
42: A lake close to our cabin where we did a little fishing.
43: Mt. Rushmore glowing at night | "If you like the ride, please tip your guide!" | Seth trying to rope some "cattle"
44: CRAZY HORSE
45: An Indian organization carving a horse rider
47: Original old homestead out in the middle of the prairie.
48: Elizabeth's home | Driving in the lane... | Rows of chicken/turkey barns | Dining Area Men eat first n then the women | Laundry Room
49: Huron Farms A Hutterite colony an hour or so from Sioux Falls, SD This is where the Waldners grew up... | Huge grain bins... | Feed Mill controls | Large generator | Flat, flat land...Sprawling buildings
51: so many | Going Home A bittersweet parting... We said our good byes in the airport, cause we had different tickets. Seth & I waiting for our next plane at T.G.I.Friday's