Wednesday, July 6, 2011

If I wasn't an American before, I definitely am now

Four years ago this October, I became a citizen of this beautiful and diverse country.  Even though I've lived in the States nearly my whole life, it's only been recently that I've truly felt that it's home (I think marrying an American may have had something to do with that).

This Fourth of July, we spent Independence weekend in about the most patriotic place I can think of:  the Black Hills of South Dakota!  It was an awesome family vacation, and I'm so glad I can now say I've been to Mt. Rushmore, the Badlands, and the Black Hills.  We got to see the four Presidents, hike Harney Peak, camp in a cabin, and just enjoy each other's company.  Here are some pictures of our journey...

Wall Drug!

The Badlands

The Petersons and the Presidents

About an hour into our hike up Harney Peak--we look so
refreshed and relaxed!

At the top--starting to get tired

At the bottom--exhaustion has set in

Donkeys came up to us on our way back!

And buffalo, too!

Goodbye, little cabin

1 comment:

  1. That looks like the cabins we stayed in when we went on vacation up there! I love South Dakota... probably a bit cooler up there than it is down here where you sweat lots... :) Glad to see you have fun! Blessing friends!