Posts authored by ‘Alicia’

Weekend Bouldering Weekend Bouldering By | Sep 22nd, 2013 | Category: Culture In his free time, my husband enjoys scaling boulders throughout the Black Hills. The activity has been coined as “bouldering” – a form of rock climbing without the use of ropes or harnesses. I, myself, am a fair weather climber. I don’t mind the activity; I just usually participate when I’m feeling in the right […]
Changing Colors Changing Colors By | Sep 20th, 2013 | Category: Outdoor Adventure Fall Foliage in the Black Hills – Typical Fall Color Peak Periods With the temperatures dipping this week, I’m reminded of how much I truly love this season – light jacket weather is officially here! For this week anyway my A/C is off, I’ve awakened my sweater collection from hibernation, and I’m already craving hot […]
Four Exciting Days! Four Exciting Days! By | Sep 17th, 2013 | Category: Culture, Events, Outdoor Adventure Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup (Fri., Sept. 27 – instead of Monday), now in its 48th year, is one of South Dakota’s most anticipated cultural events. Feel the thunder of the herd as volunteers on horseback gather over 1,300 buffalo into corrals! But Friday is just the beginning – you’re going to want to stay […]
Celebrating 125 Years – Spearfish Style Celebrating 125 Years – Spearfish Style By | Sep 15th, 2013 | Category: Culture quas·qui·cen·ten·ni·al [kwos-kwi-sen-ten-ee-uh L ] adjective 1.  pertaining to or marking a period of 125 years. What a weekend! Among a full calendar of autumn events in the Black Hills, this weekend marked a very special celebration for the community of Spearfish. “Quasquicentennial” is the name given to the recognition of a 125-year period of time, and […]
How was the Parade? How was the Parade? By | Sep 10th, 2013 | Category: Culture, Events   The summer is winding down. It”s sad. But September is still bringing great weather to the Black Hills and, even better, excellent events! Festivals, parades and outdoor activities are at their peak and are a sure way to keep your summer going. Last weekend was one of those events. The city of Keystone spent […]
Five Autumn Adventures in the Black Hills Five Autumn Adventures in the Black Hills By | Aug 27th, 2013 | Category: Culture Summer’s coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean you need to become a shut-in! Step outside of your box and enjoy yourself…this fall the Black Hills are calling you! Many travelers are discovering the appeal to visit the Black Hills in the autumn months, appreciating the beautiful culmination of colors, cooler temps, and overall […]
Sunday Funday: Free Tours at Wind Cave and Jewel Cave Sunday Funday: Free Tours at Wind Cave and Jewel Cave By | Aug 20th, 2013 | Category: Events Picture yourself in the hot seat, ready to answer the million dollar question…The topic is caves, and the question is simple: What’s the difference between a stalagmite and a stalactite…? For starters, I’m terrible at trivia and it suddenly feels like an eternity since I’ve reviewed a geology lesson, so I’ve probably already lost my […]
2013 Kool Deadwood Nites | The Encore of Poodle Skirts & Fuzzy Dice 2013 Kool Deadwood Nites | The Encore of Poodle Skirts & Fuzzy Dice By | Aug 17th, 2013 | Category: Culture, Events Grab your poodle skirt, bring some quarters for the jukebox and come experience a glimpse into the days of fuzzy dice and big fins as Deadwood rolls back the hands of time and transforms into a 50s & 60s paradise! Kool Deadwood Nites is a weekend filled with fabulous classic cars and sensational Rock-n-Roll, scheduled […]
Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park has it all! Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park has it all! By | Aug 13th, 2013 | Category: Outdoor Adventure I need to confess something… Despite a few workouts here and there, I’ve been a bit lazy this summer! Lately, whenever I plan to get outside for a workout, it’s either hailing and down-pouring, or something else that sounds more enjoyable seems to pop up… To quickly steer this away from spiraling into a pity […]
The Sculpture Project: Passage of Wind & Water The Sculpture Project: Passage of Wind & Water By | Aug 5th, 2013 | Category: Culture Without question, Main Street Square has rejuvenated downtown Rapid City. Since its opening in October 2011, there has been a new energy flowing throughout downtown, in the shops, restaurants and galleries, and an overall sense of joy within the Square…evidenced by waves of non-stop laughter and giggles from children running through summer sprinklers or gliding […]