Wednesday, June 27, 2012

South Dakota {Day 3}

Friday, our Mt. Rushmore day!
Getting ready to go our sportin our sweet shirts. 
 Our shirts got so much attention all day.
This was the dealers in the casino stopping us to look at them.
People stopped us all day, and we heard
people commenting as we walked by.
It was so hilarious!
 Lee St. Station in Deadwood
for breakfast.
 This place was the bomb!
The decor was so fun and cute.
The people made us feel like regulars,
and the food was amazing!
Best breakfast we had by far.
 Lee St. Station we'll be back soon...hopefully!
 Such a fun place to eat.
Thanks Trip Advisor for helping us
find yummy places along the way.
 You can write on a dollar bill and tape it to their wall.
"Boges and Bills in the Black Hills 2012, Holla!"
 Jess showing all the other ones taped on the wall.
 Cute gas pumps outside the restaurant.
 After breakfast we took the scenic way to
Mt. Rushmore through Needles Canyon.
There were several of these holes in the rock that
you drive through.  Very fun.
 Sylvan Lake
{something must have been funny}
 By far the prettiest lake I have seen.
Jeremy called it fake it was so pretty
"built by Disney lake" 
 A little stop with a scenic overlook.
 Black Hills you are beautiful.
 The narrowest rock you drive through.
You have to honk going through so cars can hear you 
 coming through.
 hahahaha, just getting in our their special moment.
 Why hello Jer!
 Picture of the Needles along the way.
{the mountains the way they spike up are called
the needles}
 Big thumbs up for the scenery.
{another big thumbs up for an allowed stop!}
 Love this picture.
View of Mt. Rushmore going through a tunnel.
 Jer thinks he really is one of the presidents.
 We, and our shirts have finally arrived!
I think our shirts got as much attention as
the actual Mt. Rushmore
{okay that is a stretch, but they got lots of attention}
 Mt. Rushmore
June 22nd, 2012
 Mt. Rushmore was such a site
to see and learn about.
 Jess and Joe.
 I can't wait to bring back the kiddos....
one day.
 We stood in order on our shirts.
The guys really got into the moment,
being their president.
 Looks so small, haha.
 My favorite picture of the whole day.
Mt. Rushmore 2012
 After Rushmore we rode ski lifts
up and the Alpine slide down.
{not sure if really called the Alpine slide}
Friday night street festival and concert.
They close down the street every Friday
night and do this.  We LOVED the small town
feel of it.  This is where Joe grew up
was in Spearfish.
 Just cut Joe's heart out and leave it here.
{exact quote}
 Performing was a band called Dirty Word.
They rocked it!
The girl vocalist was AMAZING!
 Friday night concert right up front.
We sang and danced all night.
 We wished we lived in a small town that did things like
this.  It was the neatest thing ever.
After Jess and I got to sing with Cassandra
{the vocalist}
We were her number one fans.
She has the voice of an angel, and beyond beautiful!

It is hard to say what day is my favorite day, but this one is up 
there on the list.  Each day was so different, in what we saw and did.  
We packed in lots every day, but we really did
do and see lots this day.
Joe really was the best tour guide,  because of him we got to
do all these things I would have never thought of. 
He was in charge of sites, and I was in charge of finding
yummy places to eat.  Easy enough for me to do.
Mt. Rushmore was awe inspiring, and made it even more
that way after learning the history of how it was made.
The drive up to Mt. Rushmore, the way Joe took us
was my favorite of the whole trip.
Beyond beautiful.
{South Dakota Day 3}

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