Tourist Activities

Last Thursday J and I spent the day in the Black Hills.  In addition to run of the mill errands, we decided to have some fun too.  J’s Brother and family were still here visiting and J’s Sister joined us for some tourist activity.

We stopped at Prairie Berry and did some wine tasting.  Next, we went on to Keystone and went down the Alpine Slide.  J and Nephew R also did the zip line.  The view from the top was beautiful.  Check back Thursday for a couple of sights we saw.

July 2Keystone is a tourist town full of shops and attractions.  We wondered around looking at all the souvenirs.

J took the pictures below: Left pict is me.  Right Pict: Nephew R, J’s Brother, Me and Our Sister In Law.

July 2

We rounded out the day by meeting J’s parents, Grandma, Brother In Law and the Baby Nephews for supper at Elk Creek Steakhouse.  We had a fun day with family!

July 2

Over the weekend J sprayed the corn and got haying equipment ready.  Yesterday morning J started cutting hay.

I spent the last few days getting caught up with skirt work, mowing the lawn and preparing what I can for make ahead meals.

The hay is ready and things are about to get crazy busy … again.

What is your best advice for keeping up during the busy haying season?

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9 Responses to Tourist Activities

  1. Sandra says:

    Looks like a great time!
    Good Luck with your haying. Sounds like a big event!

  2. We took a trip out to the Black Hills and SD Badlands about…. 7 years ago. Great family time with so much to do! (though I recall it was pretty hot!)
    We don’t have haying to worry about – though we enjoy watching the neighbor fields get hayed, and lend a hand to my sister on a smaller scale. But just with keeping up with my husbands crazy summer building construction season and projects and sports and five kids.. I’ve found it’s best to just do what you can, when you can. The important stuff gets done, and the little stuff falls into place. 🙂

  3. cheri says:

    Looks like fun! Love the pic of you guys on the “horse”! 🙂 My best advice for keeping up during haying season, is to tell the farmer what we want, and stay the heck out of the way! We don’t have and crops other then cows! 🙂

  4. Nice to have a family break before haying begins! That slide looks like fun, even for someone like me.

  5. That looks like you all had a great time. I love spending the day with family.

  6. Bonnie says:

    We have lived in the hills for over 20 years and I have yet to run out of things to do here. I’m glad you had fun. I never hayed. Dad was afraid that since I wasn’t good at paying attention I would wreak something. Instead I spent the summers breaking horses (much more fun).

    • Robyn says:

      For some reason I missed the fact that you currently live in the Hills! We should meet someday.

      There are a lot of fun things to see and do in the Hills. Our problem is that it’s still at least a 2 hour drive to get to any activities. Makes for a long drive home at night.

      The Rancher says that I am not the best at paying attention. I really try to be attentive, but don’t always know when something is wrong. I seem to be accident prone too. I have learned when in doubt stop and call for help! It’s much easier to ask a silly question than break something.

  7. Sharon says:

    What fun! I lived in Rapid City long ago so I’ve been to the Black Hills. I would love to go again and ride the zip line. Glad you had such a great family time!

  8. Buttons says:

    Oh I would so go down that slide and zip line even though it would scare the wits out of me:) I am so happy you are having fun with family it will get very very busy soon with haying. We have not started yet but this weekend looks like the one. I try to get plenty of rest and make meals before I go out to bale hopefully salads or something that My Hero can come home from work eat then trade and take over for me. Crazy is one word for this season especially with all this rin. Good luck and Happy 4th of July my friend. B

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