I have bunches and bunches of pictures for you in today's Vintage View Vednesday, maybe too many bunches. I will let you decide and let me know if you are overloaded with pictures.
When I was looking through our massive archives for the Montana pictures that I posted last week and the week before, I found a treasure trove of pictures from the fall of 2007. They brought back great memories that we have from a wonderful trip through the west that we took with my Dad and Mom. It was the trip of a lifetime.
Our first visit to the Metzger's was in 2005 and our first revival was in 2006. At the end of that revival, Bro. Metzger asked us to return the following year. I did not think I could do it, but we rearranged our schedule for the fall of 2007 and it became one of our best adventures. It was awesome to have my parents along for the whole trip!
My Dad, Eugene, arranged to use a friend's van and he and Mom met us near St. Louis, Missouri. I left our truck and trailer at Bro. Joe Dikeman's shop and away we went. The epic adventure began.
Each day, Kelly Jo would capture pictures on Odie's Canon camera and then hook it up to the TV in the motel room that night and we would relive the whole day. We had so much fun each evening.
The whole trip we would usually eat a big breakfast in the hotel or in a restaurant. We kept a big supply of lunch meat, other sandwich items and snack cakes in the van. We would eat at least one or both of our other meals from that supply or maybe stop in at another restaurant for a meal each day. We were not going hungry.
We spent the first night in northern Illinois, the second night in Iowa and the third night in Keystone South Dakota in the shadow of Mt. Rushmore. Kelly Jo was taking pictures all along the way and we were having a time.
I have divided the pictures into those three days. We absolutely love the rolling hills, the crops growing on the plains, the wide open river valleys and the Badlands in South Dakota.
Today I am posting a few pictures from those first three days. I hope you enjoy!