Tuesday, May 26, 2009

my little trip...

(Daddy and Maxton in Deadwood)

My little family, plus my parents, grandparents, and aunt took a trip out the the Black Hills to visit my brother this weekend. We did the various tourist stops and had a great time. Since I lived out in the hills for 3 1/2 years I had taken many of the stops many times, but one thing I finally did get to go to was the Crazy Horse Monument. It was a pretty fun trip, just wish the fog wasn't so heavy. I never did get to see the actual mountain sculpture from the look out spot, but I didn't get too down as I have seen Crazy Horse many times from the road. I was just happy to hear the storys of history surrounding it!

(Maxton the Newsie)

(Maxton kissing his Donkey- "eeee aaah")
We had a good time in Deadwood, stopping at a casino my sister-in-law had done design work on. I was happy to see the penny slots as we entered (i am not a gambler and rarely stick my money into any machine), but I thought I could part with a penny. The machines did not take pennies, but would take a quarter for credit...I inserted a dollar as I was fresh out of quarters. Did not know what button to push, so I hit the maximum bet button and "pulled"...sure enough out fell 123 dollar chips.....my LUCKY day! I quickly cashed those in and called that a day!!!

(Daddy and Maxton feeding trout at the Fish Hatchery in Spearfish)

(Maxton and Daddy at Dinosaur Park)

All in all we had a great weekend and it was nice to spend it with my family!!

1 comment:

Saige said...

Since Calamity Jane is one of my favorite movies, reading your post will have me singing "Take me back to the Black Hills, the Black Hills of Dakota, to the beautiful Indian Country that I lo-ove" as I'm getting ready for bed. :) Looks like such a fun trip, and Maxton is an adorable Newsie!