Saturday, August 20, 2016

Saturday Snapshot 8/20: Black Hills of South Dakota


Saturday Snapshot is hosted by West Metro Mommy Reads. 

We just returned from a short vacation to one of our favorite places on earth: the Black Hills region of South Dakota. Besides the fact that we have family there, it is an amazingly beautiful place with so much to see and do. It's a bit out of the way but well-worth the trouble to get there! I'll share some of my photos over the next few Saturdays. First, a few from traveling there and back, the famed Mount Rushmore (though that is far from the only attraction in the area!), and other highlights:

Sunset from plane over OK/NE

Mount Rushmore, as seen through a tunnel
The beautiful Sylvan Lake - one of our favorite spots!

Mt. Rushmore framed by Black Hills pines

The view from our breakfast table - Legion Lake
More wildlife pics to come - this big guy was right near our cabin!

Hazy view of Chicago from the plane

Hope you are enjoying this late summer weekend!

10 comments:

  1. I have never visited South Dakota! Something to add to my bucket list. Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing, and here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

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    1. Yes, you'll have to go someday - such a beautiful place!

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  2. That sunset picture is absolutely beautiful, as is your view of Mount Rushmore.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. All your photos are beautiful. The pastel hues of the sunset, the pristine lake, the buffalo. My favorite, however, is the one of Mount Rushmore framed by pines. I like the way it shows the area surrounding the carvings.
    I'm looking forward to seeing more photos from your trip.

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    1. Thanks, Sandra! It is such a gorgeous, unique area.

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  4. We LOVE the Black Hills! That was one the highlights of our road trip a few years ago!

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    1. So glad you got to visit! Its one of our favorite places.

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  5. I have always wanted to get to the Black Hills, but never made it, so I look forward to your photos! So far, they are wonderful :)

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    1. Thanks! It is a beautiful area!

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