Sunday, February 1, 2009

Here, there, everywhere

I was born and raised in Michigan. Beautiful hills, water, and trees. Especially in the Upper Peninsula. We lived there for 12 years.
Then we moved to South Dakota for 15 months. It was so very different than what we were used to. The best thing about South Dakota is the sun shines all the time there. So nice. Michigan gets a lot of cloud cover. With the exception of the Western part of the state (Mt. Rushmore, the Badlands) Which by the way are phenomenal, the state is pretty flat, not a lot of trees.....Such wide open spaces. You can see forever. My favorite thing about Aberdeen (this is where we lived) besides our church family there ;) was this park. Wylie Park. It's awesome.
My kids talk about it all the time. It was only a few miles from our house. With the exception of the rides, it was free. It has a picnic area, a dozen or so large play structures throughout the several hundred acre park. A campground, Storybook land, The Land of Oz, mini golf, bumper boats, a small lake. We went out at least once a week.


Anonymous said...

StorybookLand is the best. It ranked pretty high on our list of "why should we move to Aberdeen?" list. :)

Wish you were still here........


MyKidsMom said...

Wow, this place looks really neat. I'm sure my boys would love to go there!

Surprisingly, in spite of all the fancy houses and such in this area, their parks are not that impressive.

bigSIS said...

We were so looking forward to visiting you in Aberdeen. That would have been awesome to take the kids to. Anything cool in Kansas?

MyKidsMom said...

Just stopping by to say Hi:)