Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Leaving the Black Hills

The night before departure day—taken from the hill above Rapid. I don't know why it turned out this way, but I think it's pretty! We were feeling a little sad to say good-bye to our beloved Rapid City. It feels like our home in many ways. God has given us so many adventures here. When we came into town last May there was snow on the ground, and when we're leaving in April there is snow again. But spring is coming!

Leaving Rapid City. I shouldn't be taking pictures while I'm driving the Focus behind the 5th wheel, but I did anyway. There's something about watching my husband pulling our house down the road!

Here we are going past the exit to Deadwood and Lead, where we worked for part of the winter. The snow is quite a bit deeper here, several feet.

This is a coal processing plant near Gillette, Wyoming. There was a huge open pit coal mine on the other side of the road.

And here we are getting nearer to Buffalo, Wyoming, where we planned to spend our first night. Those are the Bighorn Mountains in the distance. There is much less snow here than in the Black Hills, and the weather is a little warmer. We are so ready for that!


Char said...

Those pictures make me COLD! It was 78 degrees here today -- you deserve a bit of this nice warm weather!

Melonie said...

Great pictures! I love how clear and blue the sky is. It's fun to hear all about your travels. Blessings to you both!