Saturday, June 03, 2006
We Did It!!! We made it up to Crazy Horse and walked the 10K walk to the top. This was no easy feat, mind you! 6,400 ft. up and a rocky terrain. Plus, we southerners can't handle the lighter, less dense air as well! Even still, we made it and I am a happy camper!
Here we are in Hill City, SD just north of the Crazy Horse monument. This is the original reason why I wanted to go on vacation. Tomorrow is the big day. A six mile hike up the monument and back down. I hope to have tons of pictures to share. The weather has been great this entire trip and I hope tomorrow will be more of the same.
Friday, June 02, 2006
We drove from Roswell, NM today and landed in Denver, CO about 8 pm. (Kent was bushed!!!) Tomorrow, we will drive another 7 hours and go through Cheyenne, WY on our way to SD. We will be there for 3 days. The Crazy Horse walk (much anticipated) will be the highlight of my vacation and that is scheduled for Sat. am. Sunday, we will visit Mt. Rushmore and the Black Hills. Monday we leave for the plains - going through Nebraska, Kansas and ending up in MO. TTFN
Out of nowhere is this cool looking diner as we were to turn onto a different hwy. Since rest areas are scarce in this neck of the woods, I asked the driver to stop so I could use the facilities. Feeling bad about going into the restaurant and not buying anything, we sat down and had lunch. It was GREAT!!! Amazing what you can find at a podunk kind of place.
Thursday, June 01, 2006
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
We went to the Alamo today. It was a very interesting morning. The weather was great and the crowds didn't get there until after we had walked out. We saw a man preaching on a ledge with no one around. A baby bird that fell out of its nest with the mamma bird chasing off everyone who tried to help the baby (Kent got the Park Ranger to come over and take care of it). What a great time!!!
Monday, May 29, 2006
We ate at Jack-In-The-Box because I hadn't eaten at one since I was a kid living in Chicago. I loved their greasy tacos. So, the picture out front is with Jack to the left. (See his shadow?)
The bottom picture was taken at night in San Antonio outside by Riverwalk. It is the restaurant we ate at and it is located under our hotel. Kent said he had to sneeze and KJ playfully put his finger in front of Kent's nose which was promptly sneezed on! A few spectators got a good laugh from watching this take place!!!
We left Tallahassee around 8:30 am and drove through Alabama and Mississippi. The picture of the day is at the welcome center just after we drove into Mississippi.
We arrived at our destination for the day around 5 pm.....Lafayette, LA. We stayed at a Quality Inn there. We drove to a Wendy's for dinner to go and went back to the hotel to eat and relax. (Okay, we also wanted a good parking space!)