Looking back it seems we took a number of vacations in 1978, we ventured to Canada in June, in July we travelled to St. Louis to marry off my baby brother and in August we went to the Black Hills in South Dakota.
The Needles Eye …and as you can see our girls are on a rock with their Dad close by. That is Far Guy’s Mom, Evelyn walking away.
The car was a Plymouth Horizon and a special order. We ordered it and it was delivered to the dealership across town. I enlisted Denny next door to drive it home for me (Far Guy was gone on deployment) because I needed some practice with the clutch before heading into traffic with two small children. Remember when you went into the Car Dealership and looked at all the showroom models and you could special order one with everything you wanted? I think that was the last vehicle we special ordered. I practiced going around and around the trailer park and was a pro by the time Far Guy came home from where ever he was.
Here they are on a rock again…with their father. Seems like they must have liked to climb rocks…either that or they all wanted to scare me because I was and still am afraid of heights.
This is youngest daughter Jennifer and her Dad. Feeding the Chipmunks and the Prairie Dog Town was a fun stop for the girls. Jennifer was not yet 3 years old and Trica was six years old.
Here are the girls at Mount Rushmore. I think I must have bribed them with candy to go and stand at the wall and look up. This was not a very fun place to stop if you are a kid.
Water and climbing on rocks was much more their style.