Tuesday, August 17, 2010

heading for the hills


The Black Hills--because it's time for our annual family vacation and this year we're taking a Road Trip. The Momvan is packed to the gills and Team Testosterone cannot wait to go horseback riding and see real mountains (two firsts for them).

"Why aren't we flying? Because getting there is half the fun. You know that."
--Clark Griswold

A 28 hour round trip out west is the recipe for F.U.N.

See you next week!



18 comments:

  1. Have a great trip and travel safe

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  2. Happy Trails! We just got back from a 1000 mile (each way) road trip. Hooray for iPods is all I can say.

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  3. Have a great trip. I will miss the "happenings" of your life this next week. Hope someone is looking out for your garden and all the "stuff" that will be ripe on the vines.

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  4. Have fun!!!
    You can't beat the Badlands! Crazy things that you'll never see anywhere else---Wall Drug, Corn Palace, Reptile World (can't remember the exact name..but the boys would love it), every gas station has some Thing you gotta stop and see---oh and make sure to grab a S. Dakota turd bird if you see one! Nothing says family fun like horse poop with googley eyes and wire legs---my sister and I got grounded for a month for calling each other that..non stop for like hours! (Hey Crys--you south dakota turd bird!)

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  5. Sounds like fun! Have a safe and fun trip!!!

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  6. Have a great time.

    That is some gorgeous country--I hope you're going to Mt. Rushmore--seeing that was a true highlight of my life.

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  7. Oh boy! That is a looooooonnnnnggggg ride. Good luck! Have a safe trip and a wonderful time! :)

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  8. What a fun destination! I hope you have a great trip.

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  9. Stunning photo--- and on horseback will be an awesome way to see the landscape up close.

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  10. Have a great time. I love love love the black hills.

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  11. Enjoy your trip! I bet they'll love it!

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  12. Have fun, I've always wanted to go there. We have a 1400-mile trip this week but it's just bringing kids to college like our typical travels.

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  13. Wowee! Hope you have a great trip. I look forward to reading trip tales upon your return.

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  14. Have a great time, it sounds beautiful. I love that you're going riding, my kids are begging to get started and I'm trying to hold out until it's not 108F every day. Maybe in October, at this rate.

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  15. This is so fun to reminesque!

    My family is from the S.Dakota/Minnesota area, grew up in L.A., but had tons of fun summers spent on the farm with cousins. Know the Black Hills well too, one uncle has a ranch. My 3rd cousin, R. Bly is an inspiration!

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