In just a few short weeks, not too long into the future I will be returning back to Minnesota and North Dakota to visit family, celebrate my grandparents 65th wedding anniversary (which is actually today, June 21st, 2012!!! WOW!), a summer wedding in Medora, North Dakota and a 90th birthday! Here are some treasured memories of my visits out to these parts of the states, and I look forward to the new ones in the future! Who knew you could have so much fun in these states?
Minnehaha Falls, always a fun little hike in the city!!
Out on Lake Susan visiting at a cousin’s house. Shown: Grandpa with his 2 sisters that are still living.
More of Lake Susan.
Lake Susan. So pretty!!
Sunsets on Lake Susan.
More sunsets on Lake Susan.
Summer wedding in Stillwater.
Weddings are always fun when you end up in a different state…..
Good-times in Medora, ND. An old western town.
Yep! They even have horse and carriage rides still… that’s how western of a town it is. I LOVE it!! ;-)
Medora Post Office!!
Medora… such a cute little town.
The Painted Canyons. So beautiful and so fun to go trail riding on! Can’t wait for my next ride in these here hills! Yee-haw! Much different from all this flat stuff we call “trails” out here in Cali!! LOL
WILD. YES WILD horses we saw when out trail riding!! They still have wild horses running about in North Dakota!! Along with buffalo, prairie dogs, elk, deer and lots of other amazing wild life!!
MORE wild horses!!
Buffalo and BABY buffalo!!
Awwwwwww look at the cute buffalo!! (Just as long as you don’t get too close and make anyone mad…. don’t want anyone to stampede or charge at you.
Futuristic bikes… I think Mary, from Along Comes Mary, should learn to ride this bike!!
Or this one…
Great-Aunt Betty knows how to have a good time on the river cruise with her beer (ROOT-beer that is….).
My favorite girl out in North Dakota to hang out with to go out on a ride with. Aero! *DISCLAIMER* This picture shows you what NOT to do when riding…. lol. You should ALWAYS wear closed-toe shoes with a heel if possible and a helmet!! Long pants are always a plus to, but as I had gone for a swim and was in a hurry to get one last ride in before we had to head for the airport, and my riding gear was all packed up ready to go; I just hopped on and went for a quick ride. I know this horse very well, and am a fairly experienced rider, so it worked out for that situation in that moment in time.
For anyone out there that thought there is nothing to see or do out in Minnesota or North Dakota, now you see just a handful of fun opportunities waiting for you out in them here states! So get out there in the great outdoors!! I sure cannot wait to see what fun this next trip will bring! <3