Tuesday, July 30, 2013

When It Rains, It Hails!

As much as I love a good summer thunderstorm, I am not all that fond of the hail!

I am beginning to wonder though if the thunderstorms here in Rapid City come minus the hail.

I can't help but think of the saying 'it never rains in Southern California, it pours!'. Growing up in Southern California I can vouch for the accuracy of that statement. 

Maybe Rapid City's summer weather statement should be 'It never rains in Rapid City, It hails!'

Down town Sioux Falls on a summer afternoon

If you enjoy shopping, relaxing and people watching Philips Avenue has it all!

Shops with frequent resting spots along the way!
 Sidewalk cafe's!
 Retro Dinner!
 Amazing artwork!
You can see more of the sculptures HERE.

What are your favorite things about your cities Down Town area?

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Falls Park

During my recent visit to Sioux Falls I headed to my favorite photo spot, Falls Park. 

After all the snow the area got last winter I was rather surprised to see the river so low. Although I was reminded that there had been a drought the previous year.
 The Queen Bee Mill ruins make the perfect setting for a bit of theater. Here the Bare Bodkins Theater Company is wrapping up a performance of Romeo & Juliet.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Flags and Wheels Indoor Racing

This week my contribution to Sunday in my City features Flags and Wheels here in Rapid City, South Dakota. Although Flags and Wheels is so much more than just indoor racing today's visit is just to the race track. To learn about all the other fun activities they have going on just click on the link above.

I hope you enjoyed this glimpse at life in Rapid City. To continue your virtual travel head over to Unknown Mami's for Sunday in my City.

Unknown Mami

Monday, July 1, 2013

Taste of the Old West

Keystone, South Dakota

Located just two miles from Mount Rushmore this Historical gold mining boom-town has much to offer. Pan for gold in a real gold mine; go on a historic walking tour or take a train ride through the beautiful Black Hills on a Historic 1880's train. These are just some of the exciting experiences you can find in Keystone South Dakota.
Another draw of Keystone are the shops full of trinkets and goodies. On our last trip our primary destination was the candy shop for some yummy old fashion Taffy.

Of course we had to stop in all the other little stores along the main street. Being so far from the ocean, I was rather surprised when I came across these shells in the rock shop.
Black Hills Gold,  wooden sculptures and handcrafted Indian goods can be found all throughout town.

The painting on this buffalo is awesome, just click on the photo to bring up a larger view.
Enjoy an snack or leisurely meal at one of the sidewalk cafe's or fine restaurants.

Whether you live locally and are looking for a nice way to spend the afternoon or you are traveling from far off to see the magnificent Mt. Rushmore, add Keystone to your list of places to see, you won't be disappointed.
Unknown Mami