Typical mid-western highway, with all sorts of vehicles and folks traveling on vacation
Lots of barns and silos
One of the murals on the side of the Corn Palace in Mitchell, S.D. The entire building is decorated with corn and corn parts.
Wind for Energy........yea!!
Badlands.....you can see the size of these awesome formations!
Badlands again, with a little 'softening' to the image
A bison posed on the open range.
Mount Rushmore. You can't see it in this image, but way up high, near Lincoln's chin is scaffolding, where it's being worked on. Amazing to be able to cut stones like this!
Taken at a wild horse ranch. The horses there are up for adoption.
Makes me wonder how they managed to cut the hay around this old hay rake!
A 'cloud rainbow'
Weather change. The sky is awesome in the West.....big, open and you can see clouds a great distance away.
Front view of Corn Palace, Mitchell S.D.
Deer in hiding
The middle of the badlands
Some great contrasting scenes here
Pararie Dog. There was a village just out in the field
And, who are you?!!
A colorful layer in the badlands
A mine entrance. This was onthe way home, maybe Wyoming.
Railroads criss cross and are still being used across the West.
Horse on the plains
Anything you'd ever need. There were three times or more of this much parked in this 'retired' tool/vehicle lot.....in a field along the road.
Lots of Windmills
Irrigation was plentiful, mostly on the way back, as on the way to the coast, there had been plenty of rains.
Sky, Earth, a road, and Tree
Typical 'open-sky' country
So many buttes, and I wanted to take pictures of each of them
One of the many rail trellises we passed
Portland is such a beautiful city, with snow capped mountains in the distance.
We enjoyed a quick tour of the rose garden in Portland
Another one of the City Garden's beautiful roses
There were endless colors and types of roses growing in a beautiful setting.
We arrived at the Oregon coast and discovered a state park at Newport.
Seal basking on the rocks
A few rookeries to look down upon, with birds flying in and out
Another breeding 'rock'
Unusual stones on the beach
Cold water surfing on the Oregon Coast