Saturday, April 23, 2016

Road Trip

A couple months ago, we decided it was time to get away, and we were making plans to have a great road trip, see some new sights, and visit our family on Hilton Head. Since we hope to purchase land or property in a warmer area, we had pretty detailed plans of where we wanted to drive through, and start investigating.

Since Truckin' Man needed to be back in time for his job to be starting up, we had all our dates set, and things looked good. But then we started running into problems getting things covered on the home front, and you realize how hard it is to be gone for more than a couple days. Hilton Head trip was sadly cancelled. We started looking at shorter trips that you could fit into a long weekend. I came up with three options. 1.) Road tour through Kentucky. 2.)Nashville to visit Cheekwood Botanical Gardens 3.) South Dakota to visit the Badlands, and Black Hills. Weather in all three locations made the decision for us, and we headed for South Dakota.

On a beautiful sunny Thursday, we headed west. On the recommendation of a friend, we stopped in Sioux Falls to stretch our legs at Falls Park. The weather was not perfect at this point, a little misty, but we are so glad we stopped. Very pretty park, and if you are ever in Sioux Falls I highly recommend stopping. 

Back in the late 1800's this was the site of the Queen Bee Mill. 

Just behind the small building is where the old mill sat. Apparently unusually large, and the most advanced equipment was used. They produced 4x more flour than the typically midwest mill.

Today it is a pretty park......

 With geese and ducks wandering about. 
I am sure there are many more birds there in warmer weather.

Stay tuned to see where we went next!


  1. Too bad about Hilton Head! This trip looks beautiful so far though!

  2. What a gorgeous park! I've never been to either one of the Dakota's, they are definitely on my bucket list. I can't wait to see where you head next!

    Hope you are having a great weekend Kris! :-)

    1. Yeay! I am glad I am sharing something new for you!
      Hope your weekend is fabulous :)

  3. Fun, I am looking forward to the rest. The trip looks like a great time already. :-)

  4. Wow! Beautiful photos! Looking at your pictures, i feel calm down! ^^ Thanks!

  5. Beautiful photos! I traveled to SD when I was in high school - I don't remember a ton, I think I was 14 at the time but I'm looking forward to seeing more pics! You'll see Hilton Head eventually too! Sorry that didn't work out.

    1. Yes, Hilton Head will happen when it is supposed to.
      Hope my pictures bring back some great memories for you :)

  6. Those photos are breathtakingly beautiful!

  7. I love road trips! It's nice to get away and explore...even if for a couple of days! Such a beautiful park. Looking forward to more of your adventures! : )