And I do love the Black Hills. I have so many happy memories of that place and I am very glad that I finally got to share this place with my family. A few weekends ago we ended up in the Black Hills for a mini vacation. Hammy has always wanted to see "the Faces" and of course visit Reptile Gardens. We were also able to throw in some go-carts, bumper boats, miniature golf and Homecoming dress shopping. And for good measure we threw in a flat tire. I am not sure what my favorite part of the trip was, but I loved spending the long weekend with our family, even though it had to have been the hottest weekend of the summer. I also forgot, the kids were able to kayak and paddle-boat at the camp we stayed at. We packed a whole lot into three days and had a ball.
We started out with a tour of the Badlands of South Dakota, which were amazing, but I am still partial to the Badlands of North Dakota for whatever reason.
If you know me, you know what this sign did to my heart-rate. I am not sure if I saw much of the view after I saw this sign, my eyes were on the ground determined to not have another run in with a rattler!
This is Tank, the Tortoise. He was the 'young' one at Reptile Gardens at the youthful age of 70.
The reason we went. Gators, Crocs, & Snakes! Oh, my!!!!
Oh, and if you can't see it very well, take a closer look at the purple flowers . . . that is a hummingbird moth. What an amazing creature, I had never seen one before. Amazing!!! God is so creative!