S: 2011 Proctor Family Summer Vacation
FC: Proctor Summer Vacation 2011 | 2011 | Proctor Family | Summer Vacation
1: Colorado Illinois Indiana Iowa Michigan Minnesota Nebraska New York South Dakota Wisconsin Wyoming Ontario,Canada | Proctor
2: Happy Birthday dear,
4: Hanging out with our cousins in Detroit, Michigan.
8: Niagara Falls are the most powerful waterfalls in North America. It forms the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York and the southern end of the Niagara Gorge. Niagara Falls are composed of two major sections, separated by Goat Island: the Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side and the American Falls on the American side. Niagara Falls were formed when glaciers receded at the end of the Wisconsin glaciation and water formed the newly formed Great Lakes carved path through the Niagara Escarpment en route to the Atlantic Ocean.
10: Maid of the Mist boat cruise
18: G-MA'S 80TH BIRTHDAY PARTY | July 9th The Grotto Restaurant | Oakbrook, IL
20: Wrigley Field is a baseball stadium in Chicago, Illinois. It has served as the home ballpark of the Chicago Cubs since 1916. It was built in 1914 as Weegham Park for the Chicago Federal League baseball team, the Chicago Whales. It was called Cubs Park between 1920 and 1926 before being renamed for then team owner and chewing gum magnate, Wrigley, Jr..
21: Wrigley Field is nicknamed The Friendly Confines, a phrase popularized by "Mr. Cub", Hall of Famer Ernie Banks. The current capacity is 41, 160, making Wrigley Field the 10th smallest actively used ballpark. It is the only remaining Federal League park. Wrigley is known for its ivy covered brick outfield wall, the unusual wind patterns off Lake Michigan, the iconic red marquee over the main entrance, and the hand turned scoreboard.
23: Our next stop was the Wisconsin Dells. This is a city in south-central Wisconsin. We ate at Paul Bunyan's Cook Shanty, took a Duck Boat tour on the Wisconsin River and rode go-carts.
24: Where the heck is | ? | Wall Drug is the principal industry in the town of Wall, South Dakota. It's a sprawling tourist mall that occupies most downtown and employs nearly a third of its population. | Over a million people stop at Wall Drug every year - 20,000 on a good summer day. | The store opened in 1931 drawing people in by offering free ice water. Now it also shelters a variety of photo-ops, including a furry six-foot-tall rabbit on wheels. | There is also a mini-Mt. Rushmore, and a saddled, fiberglass giant jackalope.
26: We're so glad we stopped!
27: WATIKI WATER PARK | Rapid City, South Dakota | SIX | Six water slides, lazy river, water play structures | and fun with the Novotny family.
28: Mt. Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture carved into the face of Mount Rushmore near Keystone, South Dakota. Sculpted by Gutzon Borglum and later by his son Lincoln Borglum, Mt. Rushmore features 60-foot sculptures of the heads of former US presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The entire memorial covers 1,278.45 acres and is 5,725 feet above sea level. The U.S. National Park Service took control of the memorial in 1933 while it was still under construction. Approximately 2 million people visit the memorial annually.
30: The Crazy Horse Memorial is a mountain monument complex that is under construction on privately held land in the Black Hills, South Dakota. It represents Crazy Horse, an Oglala Lakota warrior, riding a horse and pointing into the distance. The memorial consists of the mountain carving, the Indian Museum of North America, and the Native American Cultural Center. The sculpture's final dimensions are planned to be 641 feet wide and 563 feet high. The monument has been in progress since 1948 and is still far from completion. If completed, it may become the world's largest sculpture.
32: Ranch Chuckwagon Dinner | Circle B Ranch is located in Rapid City, South Dakota, It is a fun-filled ranch where guests enjoy an evening filled with cowboy music entertainment mixed with western hospitality. Along with the chuckwagon dinner, everyone gets to watch gun fights, make and shoot wax bullets, pan for gold, walk through the petting corral and gift shop, and go on trail rides.
34: Blacktail Horseback and Walking Tours in Deadwood, South, Dakota
35: This was our first time horseback riding!