Come and stroll through a special place where my dad grew up, and where I traveled as a child to visit grandparents and cousins.
My Dad’s home town is nestled in the Black Hills of South Dakota. It’s a charming town called Spearfish. I’ve heard so many tales of the city that it has become sort of “legendary” in our family (my cousins who grew up there would probably disagree).
It features an amazing downtown area with uncharacteristically wide streets for the era of its construction (I’d imagine this has really been advantageous in the age of automobiles). We met up with my aunt and cousin for a day of shopping in the little unique stores around the area.
Naturally, we had to start with coffee. We visited a great local coffee shop called Common Grounds. From concrete floors, to mismatched tables, to bags hanging from the ceiling, this place has a relaxed vibe I just love in a coffee shop. The bar where the magic happens. She was pulling a pretty tasty shot for my americano here. 🙂 Spearfish is a goldmine for those who love the outdoors. My cousin, who loves fly fishing, met us in his waders; he simply jumped out of a creek and drove to meet us for coffee. 🙂
I love that this realty office gives a rustic, mountain vibe. They sure capitalized on the appeal of the area! This shop, Hudson & Main, was my favorite by a landslide. If you want to check them out for yourself, click here for their facebook page.
I adored this primitive horse sculpture. I learned that horses there work hard and are sometimes owned by true ranchers who herd cattle over (literally) thousands of acres. Isn’t that kind of a romantic idea? Reminds me of that old Dean Martin song, “My Rifle, My Pony, and Me.”
Next, we visited other stores around the square. I loved these items from a local antique store:
Another store that, despite changing hands many times since dad’s childhood, had an original ceiling that was a walk down memory lane for my dad.
Thanks for visiting a place so close to my heart with me!