Jul 19, 2011

Cue the music

I found out long ago
It's a long way down the holiday road
Holiday road
Holiday road

Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
Take a ride on the West Coast kick
Holiday road
Holiday road 

I'm not sure what inspired us to drive an additional day out West
on our yearly National Lampoon vacation, but I am glad we did.
This year's trip was almost 4,500 miles,  From NC to MN and out to SD.
Some highlights ...

Lots of fun playing in the lake, catching minnows and enjoying sparklers.









There was a lot of flooding across ND.
We were pretty lucky to get across in some places.
Even trains had their share or flood related headaches.





  Beautiful Buttes of ND.
Our favorite ...
bear butte

Belle Fourche, SD is the geographical center of the Nation.



And of course you couldn't miss those giant faces carved into a mountain.
Awe inspiring to say the least.




3 comments:

Nancy said...

Wow...how fun! Glad you all had such a great time together!

Heidi said...

Love your photos! Several of them took my breath away!

Elena said...

The kids had such a great time! So much fun! I would love to have some spare time to go with my 2 daughters in a trip......