Tuesday, June 18, 2013

WW: Toadstool National Park {Linky}

One of our favorite stops on our trip was Toadstool National Park. It's pretty similar to South Dakota's ever famous Badlands, but in western Nebraska.

It was so odd because the ranch where we were staying was so windy; Toadstool was not that far away and wasn't windy at all.

The boys and Daddy wanted to climb, climb, climb. My nickname during this trip was Chicken. I'm sure my husband would have called me Chicken Shit if the kids weren't around. I'll admit it I am one. I don't like high things, that are not secure at all. I enjoyed Toadstool park from the ground looking up. I feared the whole time one of my boys would fall. Isaak did in fact fall, but it was while he was on the ground.





I guess there is rattle snakes in the area, but all the boys spotted was a rabbit.




 Certainly a great place to climb and discover new things.



 At the top is where it gets its name. Do you see the toad stools?

 
 

 It looks like we were stuck in a dream.

 Daddy's pretty strong! He held up that big rock!

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41 comments:

Theresa said...

More amazing photos! I am like you. I hate going up high with nothing to hold on to. Guess we can be in the chicken shit boat together, huh? lol. And I would be very relieved to only see a rabbit. I'd probably pass out if a rattle snake crossed my path!

Joyce Lansky said...

It is beautiful, but I'm not into heights either.

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Danielle Royalegacy said...

It's a cool place! I would love to go visit. Looks much better than the Badlands which I have visited. I can understand about the wind. It can be super windy at my home, but just a few miles away, it can be so blasted calm.

Tammi @ My Organized Chaos said...

Such a fun day, great angles on your shots!!

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Karren Haller said...

We took a vacation to Rapid City South Dakota and through the bad lands, however, we didnt stop to venture out like you did, great pictures. No vacation here planned.

Enjoy your day!!

Masshole Mommy said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I would love to visit there someday! We definitely don't have anything like that around here, that's for sure.

Clairejustine oxox said...

Looks a cool place to visit, great pictures :)

Kristin Aquariann said...

Fun name for a park! Neat rocks and views.

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Savingwith Saveone said...

Wow! those photos are striking! I'd love to visit there and take pictures for great memories.

mail4rosey said...

Your husband is pretty strong to hold up that rock, lol.

It looks amazing! I like that you let the boys go even though you were not going to climb up there. :)

These are great pics!!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Very interesting place Alissa. You got some great shots. Thanks for hosting.

Suburban Momma said...

Great shots! That looks like an amazing place!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I adore Toadstool!! I hope I get to take the boys there someday. Love your pics.

Leovi said...

Nice place, exquisite photos and bright, beautiful mountains ...!

Meryl said...

Oh what beautiful photos. Looks like you had an AWESOME time!

Renae Simple Sequins said...

I'm a bit of a chicken, too but more like what your husband would have called you ...if the kids weren't around. hahahaha. I loved that line.

Ai Sakura said...

wow that looks pretty amazing! glad you guys didn't see any rattlesnakes!

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Amanda McCusker said...

That looks like so much fun! Great pics!

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Wow! Those rock formations are amazing!

Teresa Kindred said...

Great shots but I am not a climber! Glad you had fun and thanks for linking up at NanaHood.com and for your kind words about my cousin and me!
Teresa

Veronica Lee said...

WOW! What a cool place! I'd love to visit there someday. Love the pics, A,

Piera - Jolly Mom said...

Wow - Toadstool National Park looks beautiful! BTW - I think I'd be chicken too - also do not like heights lol.

Felicia- Go Graham Go said...

These are awesome pictures! My boys would love to visit.

Holly @ Woman Tribune said...

What an amazing sight! Love these pictures!

Dee said...

Those are fantastic! My kids would have a blast there!

Deborah Coombs said...

Fabulous photos. Such a different landscape than I'm used to.

Rhonda said...

Fantastic collection. Looks like a great place that should be on my bucket list.

Stephanie said...

My goodness it's beautiful there!

nicole copeland said...

How neat!! Beautiful photos

Kristie said...

Beautiful pictures!! I'm the same as you. I wouldn't be climbing and wouldn't want the kids climbing. :-/ It's great that they're adventurous though! :-)

Terra {Life as a Field Trip} said...

South Dakota is one of the best vacations I remember as a child and a parent! Your post brings back great memories :)

~ Noelle said...

I don't see my comment :(
I think you have amazing photos.... I too would be on the ground... and FREAKING out the whole time ;)

Aleksandra Nearing said...

Gorgeous photos! I would have loved to explore and climb the rocks. We had a trip to St. George, UT that reminds me of these photos, only there was a lot less greenery. The orange sandstone rocks were awesome to hike on. I can't wait to go back one day.

heidi said...

What a cool outing. I love the picture of that tree.

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kristi said...

Interesting landscape there. We've never been out west as a family and the boys would have loved this place. Great photos!

craftyspices said...

Lovely, how much fun.
My husband would go crazy taking shots here.
Thanks for sharing

Natashalh said...

What an adventure!

Kathy Shell said...

I love landscape photography and yours are fabulous. Thank you for the visit to the mushrooms.

Jennifer @ Mom Spotted said...

Wow! That is beautiful! I bet you the photos don't even come close to how cool it looks in person!

Jessica Fiorillo said...

Oh wow, that looks higher than I want to go, but some very cool rock formations! Kids look like they are having a blast! Jessica

Terra H. said...

Looks like a wonderful place to explore. We'd have a heyday at a place like that, seeing all nature's wonders.

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