Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine's Bliss

This Valentines day weekend could not have turned out more perfect.  Ed came home Friday evening with the most beautiful arrangement of flowers. 

3 birds of paradise, 5 roses and an assortment of other flowers.  We were on the road by 10:30am on Saturday and headed up to Lead/Deadwood, South Dakota.  The drive was beautiful, but there were some icy spots and several cars spun out of control. 

We saw several deer on the side of a hill on the way there. 

It took a while to find our cabin (it was a bit further than the directions stated), but once we arrived I was happy with our choice.  For $75 we stayed at a small cabin about 6-7 miles out of downtown Deadwood.  The cabin overlooked some large hills and a bubbling stream.

It was perfect. Once settled in, we headed downtown to find a place to eat.  We got "stuck" at the Lucky Nugget and spent a little money playing slots.  I got a little lucky on the Wheel of Fortune machine.  The Lucky Nugget is the actual location where Wild Bill Hickock was shot holding his famous "Dead Man's Hand." :

We headed down the road a bit and finally found a casino with black jack tables.  Ed and I sat down at a $5 table for about a half an hour.  I actually ended up ahead here too!  Then we went over to the Silverado for prime rib and crab legs.  The food was wonderful, but the redneck family near by got a bit annoying.  Really, anyone who considers the Haiti disaster as "population control" is simply an idiot.  We spent some more time in the casinos and then headed back to the cabin for the night.   In the morning, we enjoyed a wonderful breakfast at the Cafe across the bridge from our cabin.  We then headed back home and saw many antelope on our way.

I forgot to mention that Callie joined us for the trip.  She was an angel.


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