Tuesday, June 9, 2009

South Dakota Road Trip!! Outdoor Wednesday

On top of The Grand Teton Pass heading down into Jackson Hole Wyoming. . .
Prairie dog posing for a picture. . .

Driving through rock tunnels on the old highway to Mt. Rushmore. . .

Live buffalo grazing by the side of the road in Custer State Park

The famous Presidential faces carved into the granite mountain side, amazing! ( still only 4 faces)
Badlands in South Dakota. . .

Last week we left our rural home in Southeastern Idaho to take a 'road trip' to South Dakota. . It has been years since I had visited Mt. Rushmore, and it was fun to see this historic landmark and relearn the story behind the carving of the faces! The Black Hills were beautiful, they are coming out of a drought and everything was very green and pretty. . .Except the Badlands and there is a reason they call this area ' The Badlands', very hot and dry. . .but rather unique never the less! We even got up close and personal with some of the area wildlife! Fun trip. . .


  1. Happy Outdoor Wednesday Suzie! Looks like you had nice weather for your trip! Everything is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

  2. happy outdoor wednesday, thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures.

  3. Happy Outdoor Wednesday !
    Your photots are lovely ! Thanks for sharing and have a great day !
    Hugs ~ Kammy
    p.s. this is my first Outdoor Wednesday - it is so much fun !

  4. My mother's side of the family is from Driggs! :)

    Loved your photos-- thanks for sharing.


  5. What wonderful photos. I remember years ago driving through the Bad Lands and thinking how aptly named they were:-). I remember there was a Wall's Drug Store in that general area and that was a hoot because we seen them advertised in the London subway. Things have probably changed a great deal. Have a wonderful day.

  6. A badland that still has a cool view. not bad, not bad at all LoL

    And look at that little guy, such a cutie :-)

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday!


  7. These pictures bring back memories. In 2001 we took our two youngest boys on a driving trip west. They complained that we looked at too many wagon ruts and that I took too many pictures of wildflowers. It was a good trip, however.