Home Again, Home Again

This week has been a bit hectic. 

The course outline for the Seekers' class is complete.  Miel and I met with the shopkeeper where we want to have the classes.  She is very excited about it too.  It looks we can do the night we want at the time we want and for a very reasonable price for participants/students.  She's got to double check the calendar and get back to us, but I think we're pretty much set.  Once we have it all definite and wrapped up, we'll publish the info here.  

Beyond that, my family and I went to South Dakota for an extended weekend.  We live in such a beautiful country.  I love when I get the opportunity to explore new corners of it.  We went through the Badlands at sunset and after dark.  And then we went back in the mid-afternoon.  It is absolutely stunning.

We also went to Mount Rushmore.   If you've never been, there is this point on the road up there, where you come around this turn in the road and suddenly before you are those stony faces, carved in the mountain.  

Then there was the Prehistoric Indian Village.  They've been doing an archaeological dig there for 11 years and have barely gotten into it.  

We also stopped at the touristy sites -- The Corn Palace, Wall Drug, Cosmos Mystery Site, and the 1880 Town.

The best part of all of it though, along with the time with the family, is the energy of the different places.  There of course the Badlands.  Then there are the beautiful rolling hills and mountains.  It's just amazing.

 Sunset and moonrise in the Badlands

Sunset and moonrise in the Badlands

 Another section of the Badlands with amazing colors in the dirt.  Over 75 million years ago, it was all under water and there were giant sea creatures living here.

Another section of the Badlands with amazing colors in the dirt.  Over 75 million years ago, it was all under water and there were giant sea creatures living here.


 Prairie Dog!  

Prairie Dog!  

I almost forgot about the prairie dogs!  We stopped at a prairie dog farm just outside the Badlands and fed them!  They are so freaking cute!!

 

So my advice?  Get out into the land.  Feel its energy.  Get to know its history.  See the sunrise and the sunset.  

All the best, 

Lapis