Monday, July 2, 2007

Vacation Lodging

We were lucky to be able to stay with my Mom, step dad and brother while on vacation. They have a house just a few miles outside of Rapid City so we got to spend some time with them which also helped on the vacation budget (who am I kidding, I wish we knew how to have a budget).This is the view from my Mom's backyard, isn't it beautiful??!! Out her front yard...just a little ways (almost walking distance) is a grocery store, java shop (they make the best frappucinno's), gas station and a restaurant.
This is my brother, Eric and his dog, Teary. I don't have a picture of my mom and step dad, will have to get one next time we get together. Eric is my baby brother (and only brother) and I kinda helped raise him since he was only 7 when my dad died. We have a really special bond and I love him to death!
This is Eric's dog, Teary (she is an Alaskan husky and has 2 different colored eyes). It is his baby since he isn't married and doesn't have any children.
This is THE BEER that Eric and I shared one night.

14 comments:

Lori B said...

It was fun to see photos from your trip.
That is quite the view out your moms window. Very pretty.

Chelle said...

Where does one get a beer that large? looks like fun! And you can honestly say that you just had one beer that night. Totally reasonable. ; )

Tracy said...

Love the hills!! I enjoy visiting but not sure I would want to LIVE there. Glad you had a great time!! Heinikin (did I spell that right?) and all!

Summer said...

That dog is so cool looking. I love those kinds of dogs. Great pic of your mom's background.

I agree with chelle. Where are earth did you guys get that size of beer?

Jamie said...

What a beautiful view your mother and step dad have!! AWESOME!!

That dog is so pretty!! Love the two colored eyes.

hope4grace said...

I love vacations! Now that is a seriously big beer. I'm glad that you shared, cause you could have drank it all yourself....awesome pictures!

Oldqueen44 said...

Now if that doesn't make you want to give thanks every morning. Well I guess it depends on the season. But then again every season has it's beauty. Nice pictures.

Pam said...

What a gorgeous dog!! And I am so jealous of your mom's back yard view.

Jeff and Erin said...

What a beautiful view! Looks like you guys had a great time :)! Sounds like you and your brother are very close...I'm sure you enjoyed visiting him (and your mom and step-dad) and his dog (beautiful dog too by the way)!

Have a great day!!

Erin

Teresa said...

Sounds like fun times!

Amanda said...

Well, when you are asked how many beers did you have...you can say "I shared one with a friend" and nobody will think anything of it. Perfect!

Dawn said...

Ooh, if I had someone to stay with out in the Hills, I would spend lots of time out there! How nice that you got to spend time with your Mom and brother, too.

Just Mom said...

Now that's what I call a beer!

Love the photos. That dog is beautiful.

Annoyed said...

Wow! That's a big beer alright - LOL! I love the view from your Mom's house - it's beautiful.