Saturday, June 22, 2013

Free Ice Water........You're Almost There........Wall Drug

On Friday we woke up to a rainy, dreary day.  As a result, we had to change our plans a bit for the day.  We decided to head out to Badlands National ParkSamuel wanted to see the desert, and this was the closest thing to that around here! 
Just as a side note.  You can tell who is taking the photo by how close, or in this case, how far, they are away from the edge.
A sign that makes a mother's heart leap for joy!!
Samuel taking a moment to explore.
Samuel has no fear of heights, and liked to go very close to the edges.
This was a safe spot!!!
Come on Jess!
Left, left, left, right, left.......
All the way to the Badlands, we saw signs like this....
and this
This is what started the whole Wall Drug thing......
We were starving, so when we saw this sign
 we decided that Wall Drug had to be our next stop.
We were very glad that we didn't see this sign!
When we saw this sign, we thought of Courtney!

Yee Haw!!
Giddy up.....
There were a lot of changes in the "backyard" of Wall Drug.
We were very happy to see that the Jackalope was still there.  It wouldn't be the same if we couldn't take a picture with the Jackalope!!!
Riding the range......
Sam and I got to pan for gold.
It was very exciting.
Scooping out his treasure.
At the end of our visit, Sam wanted to splash in the sprinkler park.
Nobody else let their children get wet.
Sometimes, you just have to splash.
It is one of the joyful things in life.
For the price of a towel, one little boy had a fantastic time.
We spent the better part of the day at the Badlands and Wall Drug.
When we finally arrived back at Jim's parents we barbecued this up for dinner......yum, yum.........
If you are looking for some great recipes, The Girl Who Ate Everything is a good blog to check out.

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