Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Black Hills South Dakota Part 1

It so happened that hubby had last week off because he started a new job today.  Last Tuesday we decided that it would be nice to get away for a few days, since we don't know when he will have holidays again.  Hubby has never been to the Black Hills, it's a one day drive, so that's where we went.  It takes 11 hours to drive to Hill City SD, where we managed to find a hotel after 2 hours of phoning hotels/motels on Tuesday. 


We left Thursday morning at 7:30am, the border only opens at 8 so we couldn't leave earlier.  Arrived in Hill City just in time for dinner :)  We took the shortest route, which actually meant very little interstate driving.  Never saw so many rolling green hills and cows in my life!!!  There was a 100 mile stretch where we met 7 other vehicles, saw NO yards/houses/civilization, only hills and cows.


Here are some views of Hill City, I took them in the early morning when we went for breakfast - no one else is up at 6:30am :)





There was a thunder storm the first night we were there, 3 storms the 2nd day and one the 3rd evening. None of them lasted more than 30 minutes thank goodness! It's hard to site see in the rain.


This is our truck parked in front of the restaurant the last evening we were there. You can't see the pea size hail that was also falling. Really felt for the people on motorcycle!  Check out the water behind the tires of the Jeep.  It was just running down the street!






I will post more photo's of some of the sites in the next installment :)
Have a wonderful day!!

7 comments:

  1. Wow - that seems to be an amazing place!

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  2. I love that cute town, it looks like you had a good time, that was great to go when your husband was able to get time to do so, smart thinking!

    Cannot wait to see the rest of the pics...

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  3. Wonderful trip - so exciting to see something new and different. I loved the 'mangy moose' cafe.

    Hugs - Marie

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  4. We were just watching a documentary about the Black Hills recently, and I would really love to go there. It sounds like the scenery was beautiful, and I just adore little towns like this.

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  5. Vacations are awesome, but they'd be better without hail storms!

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  6. I would love to visit there! It looks like a movie set for a western!

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  7. What an amazing place - I agree with Annette, it looks like something out of a Western movie! GOod luck with hubby's job :) Erika Price Jewelry

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