Tuesday, May 18

Lost Highway...

I've really been having fun doing the sketches at SketchyThursdays... and this one is no exception. For this one I did a layout with some photos of our trip again to South Dakota... (I told you I still had a lot to scrap... lol)... anyway these photos are of the 'Lost Highway'... well it's not really lost it just seems to go on f-o-r-e-v-e-r!!! We went from the eastern side of the state, Sioux Falls, to the Western side of the state to Rapid City. From one end to the other we saw the beauty of the South Dakota prairie... rolling hills of farm land and little towns as small as 12... yes I said 12... and truly if you blinked you will have gone right through a town and not even known it.

Along the way we started seeing billboard signs for 'Wall Drug'. The signs started out about 1/2 way through the state... each one a little different than the next... my favorite was "Happy Wall-idays" with a Christmas theme to it... they were clever and fun to watch out for. The history behind the billboards is that the city Wall was off the beat-in-path... and in about 1936 the Drug Store owner came up with an idea of how to get the passer-bys on route A16 to come in... He decided to giveaway FREE Ice cold water! They had plenty of water and ice... and decided to put the signs up along the highway for those travelers who were driving across the hot prairie... telling them to come on in for FREE ice water... and it began... that small idea change the course of a little town.... and now... it still may be a small town, but most everyone stops in for a FREE glass of ice cold water and stays to look around at the fun things to do.

For us it was a special treat... it seemed like we'd been driving for such a long time to get out and stretch was wonderful!!! While there we saw their 'dinosaur' that roared at us... went into some fun little shops... took pictures with the old-time statues... had lunch in a bar... because they had the best pizza in town... and it was delish!!! On our travels back to Sioux Falls... we stopped again to spend some time in the quaint little town of Wall...off the lost highway.

Thanks for stopping by... it's always appreciated... have a very happy Tuesday!!!

7 comments:

Jen said...

Very fun layout! ;D

sarah said...

wowswers! great take on the sketch! :)

i finally busted out some of my CI. haha. now, if i could only start to cut it up. LOL.


hugs,
sarah.

Georgia Visacri said...

looks like a great trip Michelle and you certainly had a good time! I love travelling by car!

Very very cute page and photos, love them!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I so so so so so so LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE this Michelle!!! and EEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!! I love love love love love love love that wood paper...well...duh...U know that!! LOL!!! And OMYGOSH...........I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee that story...it sounds like such a fun place to visit!!! Thanks soooooooooooo much for playing along with ST! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Karen said...

Wow, girl ...... this is super duper cute!! Love it! I also caught your LO over at C.I.....beeeee-uuu-ttt-fullll!!
{{big hugs to ya}}
Karen

Shannon said...

Love the boldness of these colors! Fabulous page!

Thanks for playing along!
-Shannon [Sketchy Thursdays DT]

deana said...

12? That is quite a small town! Fun & CUTE LO... adorable photos, too!

Hugs...