Friday, July 12, 2013

Once upon a time..........

Tuesday was our last full day in Rapid City, South Dakota.
One of our favorite places to visit in Rapid City is Storybook Island.
When we lived in Rapid City, we spent many days at Storybook Island. 
I would take the kids (Joshua and Jessica) to watch magic shows and children's plays at the little theatre there.
Jessica even had a birthday party there our last summer.
It had changed quite a bit since our last visit 5 years ago.
But, some things never change.
 Samuel and Jessica on top of the bridge at the entrance.
 Sam hard at work excavating.
 Sam loved the train and rode it twice.
 There was a "real" train there for the kids to play on, but, oddly, Samuel would have nothing to do with it!!
 The tree house in the "Hundred Acre Woods."
 You have to like a house that you can slide out of!!!
 Jim seems to know which way to sail that ship......Samuel isn't all that sure about Dad's directions.
 The traditional picture of family members in Yogi's picnic basket!!!
 Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn.......some ducks hitching a ride.
 Close-up of the Momma duck and her babies.
 Sam checking out Jack's Beanstalk,
 Jessie, Jim and the whale......
 Only YOU can prevent forest fires.
 After Storybook Island, we drove to Chapel in the Hills. 
After walking around and taking in the beautiful sights, we headed back to the house.  We went out to Longhorn Steakhouse to eat dinner with Jim's parents.  We stopped at the local Frozen Custard shop to try some of their product........conclusion? 
Not as good as Purdy's Frozen Custard!!! 
Spent the evening visiting with Mom and Dad, laundry and packing.
Back home tomorrow.......


Wendy said...

When I saw the picture of the stavkirke, for a minute I thought you went to Norway on vacation. Sounds like you had a fun trip to SD!

Sally-Ann said...

Not as far as Norway!! One day......