Posts authored by ‘Shawna V’

Devil’s Bathtub: A Local Gem Devil’s Bathtub: A Local Gem By | Jul 14th, 2015 | Category: Discoveries, Outdoor Adventure Looking for an amazing family hike? One of our little family’s favorite places is Devil’s Bathtub in Spearfish Canyon. Why is it so great? You get a scenic drive through part of the canyon (taking in Bridal Veil Falls along the way), a nice, fairly easy, gorgeous hike and refreshing pools to cool off in. […]
Storybook Island: A Family Favorite Storybook Island: A Family Favorite By | Jun 14th, 2015 | Category: Culture Summer time in the Black Hills has rolled around once again. This means that the gates to Storybook island, the popular local and tourist attraction are open. I know that our little family practically counts down to the opening every Memorial Weekend. Storybook Island is a free outdoor Black Hills attraction. There is a suggested […]
¿Dónde vas a comer para el Cinco de Mayo? ¿Dónde vas a comer para el Cinco de Mayo? By | May 4th, 2014 | Category: Culture, Dining ¿Dónde vas a comer para el Cinco de Mayo?  –  Where are you going to eat for Cinco de Mayo? Looking for some authentic Mexican food to enjoy in the Black Hills this Cinco de Mayo?  Do not despair.  Do not lose hope.  It is possible to find, difficult, but possible. If you are at […]
Winter Wonderland: Family Fun…on Ice Winter Wonderland: Family Fun…on Ice By | Dec 3rd, 2013 | Category: Discoveries If you in search of a memorable holiday experience, look no further. Rapid City has what you are looking for at Main Street Square. Whether you are out with the family, friends, or on a romantic date, the setting is pure perfection. Main Street Square opened on October 7, 2011. It is located at the […]
Badlands Take 4: Medicine Loop Badlands Take 4: Medicine Loop By | Sep 3rd, 2013 | Category: Culture, Outdoor Adventure Our family of four set out for another excursion in the Badlands.  This would really be our 4th trip.  We had done the Notch Trail, the Door and Window Trail, Saddle Pass and part of the Castle Trail.   We have walked the Fossil Trail as well, but it was quite short. This time we set […]
Up to the Top at Dinosaur Park Up to the Top at Dinosaur Park By | Aug 25th, 2013 | Category: Culture, Discoveries, Outdoor Adventure My children and I set out to meet some friends in the early afternoon on Thursday at one of their favorite spots, Dinosaur Park.  It first opened in 1936 and was one of the area’s first attractions.  Clearly it has become both a local and a tourist favorite destination. We arrived and found the silhouette […]
Date Night at Fuji Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar Date Night at Fuji Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar By | Jul 16th, 2013 | Category: Culture, Discoveries After another wonderful hike in the Badlands we decided to treat ourselves to a date night at our favorite local spot, Fuji.  My husband and I have lived in South Dakota for 6 years now and we miss many things about bigger city life.  Good sushi is one of the top things. We were so […]
A Family Ride: Hill City to Crazy Horse A Family Ride: Hill City to Crazy Horse By | Jun 23rd, 2013 | Category: Outdoor Adventure It was a gorgeous day on Sunday June 16th, Father”s Day.  After a hearty breakfast, with much anticipation and excitement, we loaded up our bikes, grabbed our gear and the kids and headed to the hills.  Our destination was Burlington Trailhead in Hill City, near the 1880 Train Station. My husband and I had been […]
Family Adventures in the Badlands: Part 2 Family Adventures in the Badlands: Part 2 By | May 23rd, 2013 | Category: Culture, Discoveries, Outdoor Adventure Being awestruck by the beautiful formations this time around.  The kids were very excited to return to what they have deemed “Dinosaur land”, in part due to the animatronic T-Rex at Wall Drug in Wall, and partly due to the fossils they saw when we did a quick trip around Fossil Trail. Our first stop […]