Monday, April 4, 2011
Road Trippin' Good Time
So, Friday morning we all woke
at the crack of dawn to head out
on a little road trip across the state.
The dogs put on their game faces,
(as long as they get to ride along they're happy)
We headed west!
Steve and I can't count how many
times we've made this jaunt!
As kids, Mom and Dad took us
to the hills many,many times!
Now I'm 46, and it still
never gets old!....
There's plenty of fun things to do
on the 5 hour ride...
just counting the signs to
Wall Drug keeps you occupied!
Museums and Prairie Town exhibits....
People and their pets
walking across the prairie :)
We stayed on the trail
passing by a lot...
I could not stop thinking
about the wonderful donuts
at Wall Drug!
One thing's for sure!
We're stopping for donuts!
Since we weren't in any big hurry,
we decided to take the scenic route
through the Badlands.
WOW, what an incredible ride!
I highly recommend it....
With scenic overlooks all through
the park, it's a "must" to stop and
enjoy the view!
We stopped at several places and I took
hundreds of pictures....
then I started dreaming about
those donuts again...
it was getting close to lunch time!!
Not too far out of the
Badlands National Park is
the World famous Wall Drug....
Their signs are located all over
Raise your hand, if you've ever
seen one in your neck of the woods!
Inside you can see everything from
books about the old west to jewelry made
from turquoise and gold from the Black Hills.
Their claim to fame was the free ice water
they advertised to travelers across the state.
You can literally spend hours looking around,
but I had just one thing on my mind!
And there they were, just waiting for us!!!
We grabbed up two of the best maple
frosted donuts in the country...
looked around a little more...
We had to stop and admire this beautiful
stained glass mural of the badlands
(made by Sall's cousin)
installed over the main entrance.
As kids, we couldn't leave
without riding the bucking bronco!
But I think he was retired
many years ago after
being rode by about a million
Finally, what I had been waiting for...
even now my mouth
is watering and wish I
had bought a dozen more!!
We filled up on donuts and continued
the trip west...
I took around 500 photos in 3 days...
come back tomorrow
I have plenty more to share!
I'm linking with Mary at The Little Red House
for Mosaic Monday.
Grab some coffee and a donut and join us!