Sunday, June 28, 2015

Angostura Recreation Area

While the merry-go-round spins on relentlessly we managed to escape the wild ride long enough to enjoy a bit of nature, and give me something fun to share with you for Sunday In My City.
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We wanted to go swimming so Lexi's friend suggested we check out Angostura Lake, located about an hour to the south of Rapid City. It was nice to take in the fresh air and relax in the cool water. 

I decided to set my camera on auto, big mistake! After a good deal of editing here is what I got.

Their website boasts crystal clear water and nice sandy beaches. However the beach we were told was open for day swimmers was very narrow with lots of overgrowth, stickers, spiders and lizards. The water was nice although a bit murky with lots of twigs. I am thinking all of this may have been because of the recent heavy rains. 
I love the water but with no oceans here in the Midwest we are confined to lakes, rivers and pools. Rapid City has a number of fun pools but in my opinion they are way to expensive and there is so much more to do at the lake. This week we are hoping to visit another lake that is a bit closer. 
What is your choice for a bit of fun in the water? Lake, ocean, river or pool?

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Vickie Powers Park

The other day Sissy, Bubba and I went park hunting. This is one of my grandchildren's favorite activities. We just pick an area of the city and go exploring looking for fun parks. Some days the parks are not very exciting and we wind up going to one that we found earlier but on this day we were happy to find the community built Vickie Powers Park on the edge of Rapid City.

The park is a good size with lots of fun playground equipment to climb, hide and play on.

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Unknown Mami

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Tiny Treasures

Every baby is a tiny treasure but few are as tiny as this little guy. Weighing in at 4lbs 10ozs he is the smallest full term newborn I have ever had the privilege of photographing. He may be tiny but I am sure he is the brightest star in his momma's universe. This morning I posted THIS sneak peek of his session, and now here is a memory photo that includes shots that weren't in the sneak peek.

I always wanted a tiny baby, instead mine ranged from 8 pounds to 11 pounds. I do have to say though if this little guy had been much bigger it would have been difficult for his mom as she is pretty tiny herself.