08 October 2008

Custer State Park ~ Buffalo Roundup

My DH and I had a very enjoyable weekend out in the beautiful black hills of South Dakota about a week ago now -- I wanted to share with you a few snapshots of the event.

If you ever have a chance to go to the Buffalo Round Up I would encourage you to do so -- it's not like you can see this just anywhere ;o)

In this first picture it was about 6:30 a.m. in Custer State Park as the sun was coming up -- you can see the little red spots or dots too - those are the tail lights to cars in front of us making their way to the Buffalo Round Up too!

I couldn't let this go without a picture - these 4 coyboys/cowgirls were sitting in front of us for the big event - it just looked soo neat with their hats on that I had to snap their picture!
Here is a portion of the buffalo as they are rounding them up and getting them towards the final destination of the park.And there is a little gate there they are all pushing towards in the picture - that takes them into the corral where they will draw their blood, give them their shots and sort them for auction as well as the group that will return back out to the park for another year.

Another HUGE highlight of the trip was staying with our friends, The Techs, while we were out there. Michelle and I met on SCS (where else is there more awesome people?!) and we hooked up earlier this summer when we were out at Sturgis, SD for the big motorcycle rally. So when we headed out to the Buffalo Round Up we for sure wanted to get together again! They have the most awesome guest house where we stayed for the weekend ~ if you are planning a vacation to the Black Hills be sure to contact Michelle for your lodging...it's the BEST!

Michelle and I were also able to sneek in some stampin time too with her son and Mom who came out to play all day with us!! Check out her blog for the projects we did - Pop Up Card, Punkins & Gourds, Tiles and more tiles!!

Michelle also showed us how to make the Stationery Set Boxes which are just fab-U-lous!!!

Our DH's got some 'guy time' in too -- they went ATV'ing thru the black hills - that is something my DH thoroughly enjoyed and is still talking about!

Thanks for such an awesome weekend Michelle!! I can't wait to do it again ;o)


2stampis2b said...

Yahoo! Great photos from a great time! We were so glad to have you and are looking forward to the next time! Thanks for the punkins and stampin and dinner!

2stampis2b said...

...and the pie, and the organization tips, and the chimney cleaning help (poor Dean!).

Marie said...

That looks and sounds like such an amazing trip!! I'm jealous! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Miss Mike said...

What a wonderful place to visit. I am glad ya'all had a good time crafting and visiting.

I love the cowboy picture. I could frame that!