Thursday, September 8, 2011
Five Star Weekend
Our roots are deep here in the prairie of South Dakota...
Both of us born and raised on the east side of the Missouri River,
both of us LOVE to visit the west side, more
specifically, the Black Hills!
Sall lived in the hills and raised his kids there,
so he knows the area like the back of his hand!
When we arrived at Borderland Ranch, he said he'd
driven by this place many times.
This Labor Day weekend it was our family's
place to gather and break bread and share
memories and laughter...
Our niece Rachel picked a great spot!
It had plenty of space, lots of character,
all the conveniences of home, quiet places for sleeping newborn babies,
fun places for toddlers to climb and hide,
a huge kitchen for constant grazing,
indoor and outdoor places-you never
got tired of moving around and just taking
in all of the scenery!
The property has all kinds
of old farm buildings on it
(Sall and I felt right at home)
Old and new cabins are available.
There's a running crick that crosses through...
horses, chickens and goats
share the ranch...
Our families filled the main house
and the large guest house...
We enjoyed cool evenings out on the deck
with great bonfires close by....
Inside... the house was filled with
charming country antiques,
comfy over-sized couches to watch television,
shelves filled with books and board games,
and even a guitar and a piano.
Nobody would be bored at this ranch!
Borderland Ranch comes highly recommended
from this family.
We will definitely be lining up another
reunion trip to the Black Hills
(as soon as I recuperate from this one)
Weekend get-a-ways are a great
way to leave your troubles behind
and re-group! Which is exactly what we did!
(Thanks Rachel, for your leadership
and getting us all together!)
We landed safely back home on the prairie...
it feels good to be home...
we'll light the fire in the pit
and think about all the
fun we had together!
Y'all come back SOON!
LaurieAnna and Farmhouse Friday
Amy and Fall Farm Friend
Sherry and Home Sweet Home Friday
grab a cup of coffee and join us!