road trip 2010, pt. 4

Thursday morning we begrudgingly packed up our belongings and bade our darling cabin farewell. We made the trek to Stroh's Ranch and tagged along with Robert as he fed the baby calf, fed hay & minerals, and fixed some fence. Barbed wire, folks.

Then we had to say goodbye. It was such a short visit, but I'm so thankful I got to see my little brother. Girls, if you're looking for a cowboy... well, stay away from my brother until I conduct a thorough interview, complete with background check. I love this kid so much.

Then we were off to South Dakota: "Great Faces. Great Places."

We made a couple stops on the way just to get out & run around a bit. Because, why not?

And we drove through some cute little towns.

Including the illustrious Deadwood.

& then we arrive in the Black Hills. Which are gorgeous.

Oh, we saw these guys:

& we stayed at the Creekside Resort in Custer State Park. Since it's the off-season, we got a discounted rate, and it felt like we were the only people in the Park, and perhaps the world. It was AWESOME.

We had a delicious dinner at a lovely little place called "Sage Creek Grille". Then we went to Dairy Queen for ice cream and drove back to the Creekside. Next post: Custer State Park Game Loop, a mini photo shoot, Needles Highway, buffalo and PRAIRIE DOGS!

Before I go - some things you should watch out for in South Dakota:
(Sadly, we saw neither.)


  1. That's nice of them to consider the turtles (and the sheep). I know how you feel, though. Sadly, I saw no quail in Cali.

  2. Rockin' some cowboy boots!!