Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Pierre, South Dakota

 We headed northwest to our next destination for the night...it was a little out of the way...but worth the trip...
 We crossed back over the Missouri River...into Pierre...the state capital of South Dakota...
 We decided to do a bit of exploring...Pierre is a pretty small city...so it didn't take us long to find the Capital building...but it was Sunday...so we could just look around the outside...


 We met a couple citizens hanging around...
 They were too busy to sit and chat...
 We walked all around the area...lots of interesting places around here...
 We walked around the other side and found a lake...
And an interesting memorial to World War II, Korean, And Viet Nam Veterans...



 On the other side of the small lake is a quiet neighborhood...we thought this would be a nice house to live in...it even has an R already on the door!
 Or perhaps this one...
 Then there was this one! Hey...what's this huge mansion doing in the middle of this neighborhood...we found out that it's the Governor's Mansion...
 It was pretty quiet...so we walked around to the back...can you believe they didn't mind that we did that??
 Such a pretty place right in the middle of town....
 We met a few more citizen's...but they were more interested in lunch...
 We saw tons of these...since I'm not familiar with the area...I didn't know what kinds of birds call these home...there weren't any around...maybe they flew south for the winter...
 We walked around some more and found the Missouri River...it ran a couple blocks away from our hotel... 
We had a great stay in Pierre...short but interesting...if you're ever there...stop and check out Mad Mary's Bar and Grill...one of those dives from the outside...but fun on the inside...and a great filet mignon and tin taters that melted in my mouth!
Until next time...enjoy the day!!!

6 comments:

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Wonderful salt of the earth state. What a great trip. Are you going to Mt. Rushmore?

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Very pretty! I love the squirrel and duck :)

Michelle said...

Sounds like a fun time in SD. I always like checking out the real estate when I travel too.

shez said...

thankyou so much Linda for this wonderful tour,such an exciting place so much to see.xx

mountain mama said...

awesome, great shots!!! love to explore!

Siobhán said...

Fantastic pictures! I'm loving getting to armchair travel with you. :)