Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Project 365: June 6th - June 16th

A long photo filled update of Project 365 - lots of vacation photos! :)

June 6, 2009
One of Rick's co-worker's has a rock wall in his living room!  His sons are both rock climbing fanatics so they made this really cool rock wall in their house.  Seth loved being able to climb on it.

June 7, 2009
At Seth's baseball game.  

June 8, 2009
Here come the flowers!  I love this time of the year!

June 9, 2009
Another flower - my yard is starting to be full of color!

June 10, 2009
FYI - Don't speed in Wyoming!  When they say speed limit is 75 they mean you can not go over 77 mph ... we won't discuss what he 'clocked' me at ... 

Seth at The Mammoth Site during the Jr. Paleontologist dig.  He loved it!

June 11, 2009
Us at Mt. Rushmore. Not the best photo, but the better of the two a random lady took for us ... 

The snake show at Reptile Gardens - I think this was Rick & Seth's favorite part of the trip!

We stopped at the COSMOS Mystery Area.  This was very weird and very cool ... made me a bit dizzy! :)

June 12, 2009
Crazy Horse is AMAZING!  They say that the four president's heads of Mt. Rushmore would fit on the side of Crazy Horse's face.  I can only hope that this monument would be completed in my life time since I would love to see it completed - it will be massive!  But it has taken them so long to come this far, that I know I won't see it complete. :(

The begging burros at Custer State Park had us laughing so hard!!  These guys were awesome! They ate two loaves of bread & a box of graham crackers pretty quick (the graham crackers were not intended for them but they sure ate them!) - and at one point we had SEVEN of them at our car!!  This guy was my buddy - when I stopped feeding him he would stick his head way in the car & just open his mouth (and take a few random nips or push me with his head)!  Such a fun experience! 

Rick & Seth panning for gold.  They found a few flecks of gold but they were pretty hard to pick up ... they did find lots of 'fools gold' though! 

June 13, 2009
The Badlands ... I thought they were rock formations ... but no they are actually dirt.  Gorgeous and fun to climb on!

Seth being sworn in as an assistant deputy in Deadwood, SD during a street performance.

Seth with two of the street performers during the show in Deadwood

June 14, 2009
Seth at the geographic center of the United States - Belle Fourche, SD.

Devil's Tower - very very cool ... and I love the American Flag with it.  There is a really nice 1 1/2 mile walk around Devil's Tower - very interesting to see the different sides of it ... they are all so different from one another!

June 15, 2009
These are rocks from what used to be the mountain where they are carving Crazy Horse.  For a small donation you could take one home ... these will sit in my flower garden.  

June 16, 2009
My roses are blooming!  Thankfully they were not damaged during the recent hail storms!

Thanks for stopping by!


Maryfrances said...

Gosh that rose is gorgeous. Glad you had a great time and I love the photos of the devil mountain..that is really cool.

pattiwest said...

Wonderful photos, C!!! My favorite is the Devil's Tower -- LOL!! Love the shots of Seth w/his dad and the family shot in front of Mt. Rushmore. So glad you all had a good time!

KSmith said...

I so remember some of that trip from when I went across the last time, great memories. I am going to a few NP in Montana and North Dakota. I love that about this country the beauty.

Beth said...

awesome photos C! That devils tower shot and the badlands are amazing.

Nicole said...

LMBO @ the speeding one!! I think it's so great you took a photo!!

So glad you had a wonderful time away!

Rachel said...

great pictures!