Monday, September 19, 2016

Three days in the Black Hills

The groovy little community of Spearfish, South Dakota hosted a mountain bike race that Chad rode in. The annual Dakota Five-0.

Man, that place is sweet! I spent the whole day mingling alongside the friendly people that live there and had time to explore the area which took my breath away.

I was wishing I lived in a town like that.

That evening after the race, we drove to The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary and literally fell into bed inside The Prairie Cabin.

Twice in the night we heard coyote's laughing and whining.

"Did you hear that?" Both of us love any wild sound in the night.


Just before the sun came up, I heard the sound of a whinny.

Then I remembered where I was.

Scrambling out of bed I peeked out every window in the cabin. With every window, my eyes and smile got bigger and wider.

HORSES! EVERYWHERE!

"Chad! Come on! We're surrounded by horses!"

And they are wild.

Even though there are fences between us, they've all been given a second chance to roam and live free.

With a view.

 

14 comments:

  1. What fun! Sounds like an awesome town:-) Go Chad go!!
    That cabin looks like a great time. Oh the thrill of waking up surrounded by wild horses! Dream come true! Thanks for sharing as aways! Absolutely lovely photos.
    xxSheree

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  2. that tipi.
    those horses.
    the laughing coyotes.

    so glad you took me there....

    xO

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  3. What a splendid experience! Loved the scenery and your storytelling,

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  4. Horses really DO like Chad's beard, don't they?! Love the photos and that you had a good time in a funky town. You guys are too awesome for words.

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  6. What a great trip. The best part is waking up to all those horses!

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    1. It's always like a dream when I wake up there.
      Your trip looks like dreamland too! :)

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  7. Oh Prairie Sister!! It feels wonderful through your pen and pics! The portrait of Chad - stunning. I love that tipi! Bet you adored it?! The wild horses came to see you too. Look at their curly manes - all beautiful, wild and free. :) Happy for you!

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    1. I miss you!
      You would love it at Dayton's ranch.
      Next year, we should meet there and hang out for a couple of days. ??
      There's so much to see and do. Ask Greg!
      x

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  8. Honestly, woman, your photos just keep getting better and better. They tell such a story....filled with adventure and love of life.
    May you always be surrounded by the wild horses you love.
    x

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement.
      That you think my pictures tell a story is such a compliment!
      And for sure, may there always be wild horses. Always. ;)
      x

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  9. That tipi! Those horses!! That handsome bike riding cowboy! You've got a beautiful life :)

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    1. I know! I know! (That tipi!!!)
      It's good to hear it from someone else. Weve all created our beautiful lives, even as different as they seem.
      x

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  10. My mom was born in Brookings, South Dakota :)

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