Sunday, August 21, 2011

Would you like a glimpse of North Dakota countryside?

Yesterday I was invited out to a little area called Rockin R Ranch. It's privately owned land here where several families have made a wonderful, western themed retreat to spend their weekends. It is SO awesome and so relaxing and peaceful!

This is a friend, Allen! Serious cowboy, huh? Cute cabin!!

I went with 2 friends, Liz and Vicki. Liz' family has a cabin here and she took us out on a 4x4 to tour a little of the surrounding area. This was such a beautiful sight with the sun soon going down and the field with haybales!

Coming back down the gravel road to the ranch.

A REALLY old little house in the country, it even has a loft but the flooring is beyond unstable so I didn't dare walk around inside too long :)

 old straw bed is still inside. Oh, and that's Buddy, the black lab peeking in the window ;)

This is my life long friend, Vicki in the doorway.

An old grain elevator on a hill.

Just had to snag a picture of the little pony at the ranch. It's so awesome, most people bring their horses out for the weekend. Dogs roam casually and all get along. Some of the horses are actually loose too and just wander around grazing. Just a beautiful place. I really wish I had a little more cowgirl in's a place that makes you want to be someone new♥


Cathy Bueti said...

Darla, thanks for the lovely tour! So beautiful!! Sounds like you had a grand time!


Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

What a great place. So beautiful and peaceful!

Anonymous said...

Darla, these photos look so happy and your post. Sounds like you've had a great time. Thank you for sharing these. I was so there with you!

Tina Eudora said...

Oh my it all looks so wonderful Darla and I wish I could be there for the summer, I bet I would come home a whole new woman!
I can imagine you got lots of inspiration for new paintings as well? What a treat...
Love ya'
Tina xo

Heather said...

wow, what a beautiful place! Its nice to see somewhere is still green :) sounds like you had a great time!~

rrcoffee said...

Awesome pics Darla! What a fun way to spend a day.