Adventures of the Traveling Minions

Thanks to McDonald’s Happy Meals I have had some travel buddies the last few weeks, a trio of minions. 
 
I hated to part with them so they journeyed with me from South Dakota back to Alabama. 
 
 
They rode with my boss and I to the airport. 
 
 
Went through security and waited on the airplane
 
They were very excited for their first plane ride. 
 
Lucky them they got a window seat.
 
Enjoyed a seat back magazine. 
 
The obeyed all posted and lighted signs (staying buckled  no smoking). 
 
Endured a layover in Minneapolis. 
 
Safely arrived in St. Louis and took the shuttle to the hotel.
 
Worked on a marketing presentation.
 
Slept Good. 
 
Very good. 
 
Ordered room service. 
 
Made sure to stay fresh. 
 
Made it back to Alabama riding in my backpack. 
 
They are adjusting well to life in Alabama. Sitting on the front porch 
 
 
and drinking sweet tea. 
 
I think they’ll like life at the Peek house. 
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Seeing the Sights of the Black Hills

This last weekend a friend from Auburn was supposed to fly up to the Dakotas to visit and see the sights. Due to flight problems they were not able to come, but because I was already half way across the state I still decided to go on as planned. My first stop was in Wall, SD at Wall Drug Store. A fun, and free attraction as you get close to the Black Hills. They offer free ice water…why not stop?




I left wall and headed toward Mt. Rushmore. I had been previously with my Dad and Brady and loved it so much I wanted to go back. At dusk each day they have a lighting of the monument and a program explaining its importance and a little about the presidents on the mountain. It is definitely worth your time if you can be there at that time.



This particular Friday was also Flag Day. It was a beautiful evening and there were a lot of military men and women there and they were all recognized on stage.






Saturday I visited Wind Cave National Park. It is the 6th largest cave in the world, 3rd in the United States. It was very different from other caves I have been in. Not many stalactites and stalagmites. I am sure to spelunkers it was something to see. It looked like corrugated cardboard to me. It was very interesting and the $9 tour lasted an hour and a half. Definitely worth the money. And…you get to see buffalo! They are everywhere and if you aren’t careful you might just hit one at night.








After seeing Wind Cave I journeyed over into Wyoming and visited Devil’s Tower.





I was also able to drive over into Montana. The east side there is not much to see, but it was still pretty.



It turned out to be a great weekend trip. It was a wonderful weekend to be out and about seeing the sights of our beautiful country.