Monday, August 1, 2011

SODAK ATTACK: Day 1 ***Bonus Giveaway

We just returned from a quick weekend trip to South Dakota...or as we affectionately know it SODAK! We actually met up with blogger friend Emily from Bananas and Bees and her entire family. You may recall that I met Emily for the first time in May and we hit it off so well that we decided to reunite while they were on their family vacation.

So on Friday morning we packed up the car and drove to Rapid City. Have you been there? It is an insane tourist destination, there are so many things to do!

We started off the trip with a visit to Storybook Island, an amazing place for kids. The local rotary club has this amazing park that really makes childhood stories come to life. I remember going to it as a kid and I hope someday Cordelia will too.

We were thrilled to discover that there was an opportunity for FREE silhouettes by an artist named Kevin Overhulser! So we had our girls all sit for the process.

waiting for the silhouette
Having Cordelia's silhouette created by Kevin Overhulser

silhouette
Eric holding the completed silhouette, isn't it just classic!?

After the silhouettes we all just kind of ran around like crazy. Cordelia wandered around hugging each storybook statue that she saw. The girls all played, the guys took photos and Emily and I...well you'll see what we did.

Hannah and Leah
Hannah and Leah

Alladin's magic carpet
Emily and I on Aladdin's Magic Carpet

hugs
Hugging

unicorn riding
Emily and I on a unicorn

Cordelia
Cordelia

Emily and I
Emily and I on a giraffe

Mike and Emily
Emily and Mike

Later we went out for dinner and then we drove up to Keystone which is a small town below Mt. Rushmore, a real tourist destination.

Keystone
Keystone

Walking in Keystone
Walking with the gang in Keystone

Mike and Lucas
Mike and Lucas

We walked the main drag, checked out some shops, chatted and then headed back to the hotel for the evening.

**Click here to check out the giveaway at Wyoming Rose

4 comments:

Susan S said...

Great pictures!

Kate said...

So fun! I can't wait to see that part of the country. If only I could get credit in grad school for traveling.

bel said...

What a beautiful silhouette. That looks like fun!

bel

Emily said...

My life is now complete because I have had both a photo with a Unicorn and a creepy Aladdin! I plan on getting the girls' silhouette's framed and hung in their room soon!

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