Sunday, August 7, 2016
Taking A Sunday Drive #40
The hardest part about featuring South Dakota is choosing just a few of the many photos we have taken there. This is one of my favorites - Ramona in Ramona, SD. It is a little burg of less than 200 people about 35 miles southwest of Brookings.
We were on our way to North Dakota when I learned there is a Ramona, SD, so this was more of a passing through rather than going to South Dakota.
Visiting the Badlands of South Dakota on our first trip to the state.
Doing all the touristy things - like Wall Drug in Wall, SD. Besides the 'free ice water' the think I remember most about this stop was NOT buying the silver and gold bracelet I saw there. I think I've kicked myself ever since, but passed on it because I figured I would find one I liked better in Deadwood. (I didn't.)
During a weekend trip we visited Yankton where this replica of the first capitol building of the Dakota Territory can be seen in Riverside Park.
From Yankton we followed the Missouri River west to near Greenwood where this picture of me at the Yankton Sioux Treaty Memorial was taken.
(I wish I knew why the colors in this photo have stayed so bright while so many of my older photos have faded.)
Another photo from the early 2000's showing some of the pieces of petrified wood incorporated into the building of the Pettigrew Home and Museum, a Queen Anne style home built in 1889.
Taken from down the street - a view of the spires of The Cathedral of Saint Joseph completed in 1919.
Strangely enough we have never been to the one monument South Dakota is noted for, Mount Rushmore. Maybe we sub-consciously skipped that one so we would have reason to go back again?