52 Rolls Week 42:52

Who knew there was so much going on in South Dakota?  We’ve made two trips there this year and still finding more to do. Perhaps appropriate on Pearl Harbor Day to take a look at some Cold War History….. This famous quote greets you at the entrance to the Minuteman Missile Museum. And as our…

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Wk 41(2017) Carhenge

“Carhenge was conceived in 1987 by Jim Reinders as a memorial to his father. While living in England, he studied the structure of Stonehenge, which helped him to copy the structure’s shape, proportions, and size. Other automobile sculptures were subsequently added to the location of Carhenge, which is now known as the Car Art Reserve.”…

Week 52: The End

Finally, the year for me on this 52 Rolls journey is now over.   It was great fun and I even moderately enjoyed the posting part!   Thank you all for your comments and kind words.  I especially loved seeing everyone’s images and reading their stories. While I may not be posting anymore, I will…

Wk 39(2017) Black Hills 1880 Steam Train

The Black Hills 1880 Train Museum is a collection of historic steam trains that runs on a small portion of the rail line that connected Dead Wood South Dakota to the continental line. Many of the trains were used in movies, TV programs, or advertising. The famous steam engine from the TV show Wild, Wild West…

Wk 38(2017) Georgetown loop railroad

We’ve lived in Colorado for over a decade and never taken a ride on the Georgetown loop railroad. We would pass it on the interstate every time we head into the mountains, and have even photographed the engines refilling with water in Silver Plume. So this year we had some free tickets that were going to…

52 Rolls Week 41:52

Since Advent Should be a Joyous time, I’m posting about a recent childhood memory revisited that did not disappoint: Welcome to the 1880 Train in the Black Hills of South Dakota.  This is actually an oil powered steam engine from the 1920’s, Engine #104.  Engine #7, which pulled our train ride in 1969 has been…