I will sheepishly admit that this area has completely surprised me with it's beauty. Of course, we have arrived at a great time of year with everything dressed in it's Fall glory and most of the tourists gone for the season ... but still, this place Jason has brought us is pretty spectacular!
Our first day out, we headed for the Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway -- a feast for the eyes at every turn!
Then once Jason had returned we headed to some of the area lakes - Horse Thief and Sylvan - with views of Mt Rushmore from the road (I had no idea!).
Horse thief lake --
Sylvan Lake --
Nana taught Luke how to make rhubarb pie from the rhubarb growing in our backyard. SO delicious!
The Dinosaur park is just a short drive up the hill and a great place to spend our last evening with my parents ... watching the sun go down over the Black Hills and the city.