Monday, August 17, 2015

The Badlands of South Dakota

We recently took a trip to the Badlands. Although we had been to the Badlands on several occasions, it's always amazing to see. Our family still travels together at least once or twice a year and we try to take in a national park.



It is very desolate and you can look for miles and see no sign of civilization. 



The park is located in southwestern South Dakota. Our grandsons did the Junior Ranger program in the park.  


It consists of 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spirels blended with grass prairie. 



The wind and water have ravaged the land yet it is so picturesque.





There you will see the largest mixed grass prairie in the National Park System. 


We drove the Badlands loop to take it all of it's beauty and take lots of pictures. There are so many angles to capture of the buttes and spires. 



The erosion of the Badlands reveals layers of different colors: purple and yellow (shale), tan and gray (sand and gravel), red and orangine (iron oxides) and white (volcanic ash). 


Next we will travel on to North Dakota in our adventures to visit all 50 states. Take care - Judy.

Linking to:

Metamorphosis Monday@ Between Naps on the Porch

You’re Gonna Love It Tuesday at Kathe With an E
The Scoop @ Stone Gable

Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer

Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Ivy and Elephants for What Is It Wednesday


Favorite Things Thursday at Katherine’s Corner

Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life




Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Out for Dinner at The Glenn - Shrimp Etouffee

I have been out of touch with most of blogland since the end of April. I have mostly been reading your posts in between trips to the nursing home. My father had a fall so I have been in southern Illinois since that time taking care of him. He is now in a nursing home and I visit with him twice a day reassuring him that everything is ok and making sure he eats. My blogging has really suffered but his care is at the top of my list right now.


Last Saturday evening, my husband and I took a little time to go to a restaurant in Charleston, MO, which is about 22 miles from Dad’s home in southern Illinois. The restaurant is named The Glenn which is the owner and chef’s family name. My husband had heard the restaurant had a great chef and fabulous food. We certainly were not disappointed. 

I order the shrimp etouffee and I can't begin to tell you how fabulous it was. Every bite just exploded in my mouth with flavor and goodness. Here's a picture of the entree.


Mr. Glenn, the chef, certainly has a talent and made our experience at his restaurant a pleasure. His wife was also working at the restaurant that evening and we had a chance to visit with her. We plan to dine there again soon. Here's a link to their FaceBook page. The Glenn family (father and sons) are farmers in the Charleston area but one son wanted to become a chef and returned to the area after working in a metropolitan city and opened The Glenn Restaurant. 

Thanks for stopping by - Judy.

Linking to:

Metamorphosis Monday@ Between Naps on the Porch
You’re Gonna Love It Tuesday at Kathe With an E
The Scoop at StoneGable
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style

Ivy and Elephants for What Is It Wednesday
The Uptown Acorn for Share Your Style Link Party

Tablescape Thursday@ Between Naps on the Porch
Favorite Things Thursday at Katherine’s Corner
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life

Common Ground for Be Inspired Friday

Fabulously Creative Friday @ Jennifer Rizzo
Foodie Friday & Everything Else @ Rattlebridge Farm
Weekend Retreat @ AKA Design & Life