So, what photos do you post after a week long trip and a thousand mile journey up into the northern plains? I am at a loss with which photos to share with you since the journey was filled with white open spaces, terrific storms and fluffy cumulous clouds over the rolling hills of the prairies.
When you drive hundreds of miles to go to a place and there is a thunderstorm, you suck up your fear get out of the car and go hike the trails. Good Earth State Park at Blood Run.
Thursday we began our journey home from Sioux Falls, South Dakota with a couple of planned stops at Good Earth State Park at Blood Run and at Spirit Mound near Vermillion, South Dakota. We ended up taking a third stop at the Missouri River and walked across the bridge to Nebraska.
We then visited Spirit Mound, near Vermillion - South Dakota. This is an impressive site to see.
A day on the road like this is filled with opportunity, yet you know you need to stay on the road and drive to get home.
Stopped for a minute to capture this train beside the old farm house in between Vermillion and Yankton.
So we walked to Nebraska; my sister and I walked over the Missouri River on this old bridge.
The Missouri River.
I love the rolling prairies of North East Nebraska, the Meadowlarks, the smell of the grass, this is home. Nebraska will always be my "home" because Nebrasks is where I spent my childhood.
Traveling on the plains in the summer is a wonderful experience. The rolling hills of the prairie that change into the high plains and then back to the cross timbers of Oklahoma. But...
On Highway 81 between Yankton, SD and Norfolk (NORFORK...please don't say NorFOLK) there is road construction; and so we wait.
waiting, waiting, waiting...
Time to go!
I always say I love Nebraska...in the summer.
The sun was setting after we left York.
My Sister's new Scion; now talk about great gas mileage!
I love this shot. Not long after this I took over driving the rest of the way to Oklahoma, and arrived home around five am.