Larry & Lee Ann's Journey travel blog

I mentioned earlier that Jack baked again right?

Barb emailed me pics as proof...

Delicious!

First stop on our drive, Sylvan Lake...

Sure hope that's not the bride rethinking her position!

Next stop, the 'Eye of the Needle'...

Waiting our turn...

So beautiful...

We first posed here in 2006, Larry says he's going to go...

We liked the little rock, stuck between the other two, left side...

Time for a little rest & a bite of lunch...

They've repaved the road, nice...

Wildflowers everywhere, so pretty...

Purples...

And oranges...

A closer view for you...

Another tunnel. one at a time please...

We all stretched our legs by this pretty little creek...

Did I mention how green it is???

Almost home but we made a quick drive by Stockade to check...

Can you see the spires and rock formations we visited earlier in...

Now can you see them? I zoomed in a bit...

Check out the duck, sitting on the spillway far right, silly duck!

Last shot for today, I love this home just outside the park...


Yesterday afternoon we decided to drive the Needles Highway (SD Highway 87 between Sylvan Lake and Legion Lake ) for a little picnic and a couple of hours of viewing pleasure.

This 14-mile scenic highway winds through pine, spruce and aspen forest under a vista of granite spires called “the Needles.” The route snakes through several small granite tunnels, past the 'Eye of the Needle' and several open meadow areas. Last year we encountered a large herd of bighorn sheep but they were nowhere to be found today. Nor were any of the buffalo (bison) around. Ah well, I'm sure we'll encounter them in the park somewhere in the next few weeks. We stopped briefly at the pretty little Sylvan Lake. It appeared that they were setting up for a wedding later in the day. It's certainly a beautiful location.

We continue to be amazed at just how green it is everywhere here in the hills. It's apparent they've had plenty of moisture this year. We've never seen quite this many flowers still in bloom in the wild. I think it got into the low 80's today which we are grateful for. We'd like to get some fishing & boating in while Jack & Barb are still here. The sporadic winds, showers and cold spells have not been very inviting for the past week or so. We arrived home in time to grab a bite to eat and head downtown for the free outdoor concert held on Tuesday & Thursday evenings. There are two entertainers performing for an hour each. The second act this evening, Jody Tennyson is a teacher here at the local high school and she's one of our favorites.

And finally, Jack delivered a plate of plum, raisin cinnamon rolls this morning before we left. I know, sounds really different and they were...but delicious! That man loves to cook, and bake. Lucky for us. I think he shared a few with Dick & Lou also. Tomorrow we are all going to Bismark Lake fishing. And for a picnic lunch. So guess I better hit the sack. I have a lot to do in the morning before we go...night



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