It wasn't my first time there, I was there when I was about 12-years-old when I went with my brothers and my mother.
It was a blast getting back there to see all the sights. My kids really enjoyed the time out there as it was their first out-of-state voyage.
It was a photographer's dream everywhere we went out there too. The Badlands located between Sioux Falls and Rapid City in South Dakota is a sight to be seen. Vibrant colors at different times of the day, awesome rock formations, cliffs, vibrant-green plants.
There was also Mount Rushmore, which always lends itself to great photos, from far away, or up close.
We also visited an 1880s Town along I-90 between Sioux Falls and Rapid City. That was awesome to see and get photos at as well, all the wagons out there, the old buildings, the folks walking around dressed in old-west outfits.
We also visited Custer State Park and saw herds of buffalo and more awesome scenics areas.
It's an area that I could see myself moving to once I get old enough to retire -- in 30 to 40 years.
Here are some of my favorite images from our trip out west. You can also see more on my website at corydellenbach.wix.com/photo and by clicking on "Projects" at the top.