Holy cow, er, buffalo. That place is gorgeous.
Because of the rolling hills, big sky, lots of water making up this one-of-a-kind landscape, it apparently used to be quite the filming location back in the day (like, wayyyyyyyy back), as this sign commemorating a 1923 film shoot shows.
We drove around the island, admiring the views and all of the incredible buffalo that are just feet. from. your. car. and then stopped at a ranch on which the state's oldest house still standing on its original foundation sits.
There is an amazing picnic area with giant old Cottonwood trees, lots of grass and tables. Since we're from the inner city, we preferred to eat OP style (original picnic) and use a blanket.
We stopped to take a few timed photos.
Before the camera tipped sideways.
We spotted a herd of deer in the distance.
And more beautiful scenery. Did I mention it's beautiful here?
We loved walking around around the ranch.
And then headed up to a look-out point. Little A was elated when he saw his favorite thing: a dumpster. The child is OBSESSED with anything to do with garbage. Trucks, cans, dumpsters, you name it, if it has to do with waste, he loves it.
We got to the viewing area just before the sun started to set. The view was on par with the most stunning I have seen anywhere in the world.
I am so glad we took this little day trip. We had a great time together as a family and now when people tell me our state is so beautiful, I'll be able to say with confidence,
it sure is.
But liquor laws, you're on your own.
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