Friday, June 27, 2008
South Dakota Travels Part 1
The first thing we did after arriving in South Dakota was to go to the family reunion for Karla's Mom's side of the family on Saturday. It was going to be held at her cousin Candy and husbands Steve's horse farm about an hour north of Viborg, above Sioux Falls and almost into Minnesota. Just as we were getting close we drove across a bridge over Split Rock Rock. Wait a minute I just saw this picture in South Dakota magazine I was reading last night. As it turned out the farm is on the bluffs just above ther river and Palisades State Park is directly across the river What a beautiful location and to ad icing to the cake a spur line from the Railroad goes right by the house.
All of Karla's family were very nice to me and we enjoyed a relaxing day with plenty of good food. The weather was in the low 70's making it perfect for a picnic. And that picture in the magazine. It was an ad for pontoon boats rides on the river. Steve knows the guys that owns the boat and arranged for us all to take a boat ride. It is a very pretty river with exposed pink quartzite formations along the river giving its name. Then it was time to drive back to Viborg and get ready for the marathon the next morning.
Here are the photos from that day