We spent one night of our vacation in Deadwood, South Dakota.
At first, I wasn't sure how much we'd like the city,
because we aren't gamblers,
but I can tell you that the city itself is so very beautiful.
I'm so glad we spent a bit of our time there- I'd go back again in a heart beat!
Some of our favorite things about our time there:
The old down town! So cool.
Old furniture in the old shops.
Steep steep hills.
Our hotel room was amazing! So fancy!
The pool was fancy and
the breakfast buffet was delish!
Some of the houses in Deadwood are on really, REALLY steep hills.
(Which totally made me wonder what they do in the winter,
because, in case you missed the first sentence of this paragraph,
the hills were steep, dude!)
Unfortunately, I don't have any steep street photos to share, which I regret.
We decided to walk up one of the steep hill streets.
It was quite the exhausting hike.
Mr. Mustard Seed realized that if we walked backwards, it was easier.
And so, there we were, a bunch of crazy Wisconsin folk, walking around Deadwood backwards.
I'm sure it was quite the funny sight!
We stumbled upon an old cemetery while walking up the steep street,
so we spent some time investigating the old gravestones and things.
BW had some fun collecting pine cones,
little treasures that now reside in my glass vintage Mr. Peanut container.
Are you ready for Deadwood?!
Come take a peek!
I did'nt realize my camera wasn't focusing properly,
so please excuse the bummer blurriness:
Chillin' with the famous Deadwood Dick.
Hanging out downtown in an old gold mine cart.
sPEARFISH cANYON AND rOUGHLOCK fALLS
The very next day, we started our journey through Lead to Spearfish.
Lead was a neat city. Old and cute. My type of town!
The journey to Spearfish Canyon and Roughlock Falls was beautiful.
At times I felt like I was dreaming, because it was just that pretty.
It was just that perfect.
The next photo was taken while we were walking to Roughlock Falls.
It was such a peaceful walk- something I needed at that moment,
considering the deep tragedy that struck our hometown the day we left.
It was here, at Roughlock Falls,
that my troubled heart was able to experience the peace and goodness of my Jesus.
Because of that, this will always be a special place to me.
So much beauty.
Just the 4 of us, the crunch of our feet on the trail,
chirping birds, a trickling creek,
light raindrops sprinkling down,
and the rush of a waterfall in the distance.
Beautiful Roughlock Falls.
There were so many snails cruising the trails with us.
Here is a silly picture of Mr. Sunshine and a few of the snails we encountered.
I promise no snails were harmed in the taking of these pictures.
And here I am, at one of my new favorite places in the entire world.
So happy to be there with my three favorite people,
experiencing the beauty and goodness of my Lord and Savior,
the Perfecter of my faith.
and the Prince of peace.