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#1 felina

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 07:54 PM

Went to South Dakota on vacation and ended up taking too many pictures.  Why does anyone need three hundred pictures of prairie dogs?  Who knows.

 

But here are a couple. 

 

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A feral burro

 

 

 

 


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 07:56 PM

Gorgeous!


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#3 carolyn thompson

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 05:08 AM

Where did you go in S Dakota?



#4 felina

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 05:44 AM

All over!

Sioux Falls, Badlands, Mt Rushmore, Custer State Park, Deadwood, and Devils Tower in Wyoming. Camping is fun :)
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Posted 18 June 2014 - 07:46 AM

All over!

Sioux Falls, Badlands, Mt Rushmore, Custer State Park, Deadwood, and Devils Tower in Wyoming. Camping is fun :)This is

This is what I was guessing.

 

South Dakota is a great place to visit.    

 

Also great place to live.   I have several friends who live in the Mt. Rushmore area and love it.   Horse friendly.  


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 04:20 AM

So. Dakota is ranked the #1 cheapest state to live in ... about 12% below the National average. 

Has high employment, low property costs and low taxes.

 

You pictures  are very beautiful...looks like a good state to live in.

 

Wonder how the winters are ?  probably no worse than NE or IA ... 


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 05:28 AM

http://www.weather.c...dakota-20131007

 

I'm too much of a warmth lover.  I couldn't take 1 winter like that!   But all that snow and stuff is why it's so green and pretty. 


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#8 msjwebb

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:15 AM

Stunning



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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:24 AM

Wow - incredible photos!  I'm assuming these were not taken with your Iphone  :lol:   They look like magazine photos - just gorgeous.  Thanks for sharing.  I've never been to South Dakota....hmmm, might not be a bad place to visit  :)


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Posted 22 June 2014 - 01:53 PM

No, I have a Nikon D5000 which is a nice camera, but I am just starting to try and learn how to use it.  Obviously no where near a pro.

 

But I did take this picture from my cell phone.

 

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My understandings from talking to the locals is that the wind and snow can be a little interesting.  When I was in Lead talking to a horse person, she was telling me how the snow crushed her house that winter.  Just hundreds of inches of snow.  The temperatures weren't so bitterly cold, but the snow collapsed a lot of things and put a damper on things.

Then when you get the prairies, the winds are pretty...well...strong. 

 

Not for me, but it was beautiful.  I saw lots of properties for pretty low prices. Once again, when I was talking to the horse person, she has a farrier that does her horse's feet and puts shoes on for $30 and that's typical in her area.  $30?!  My trims are more than that...Good grief.


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