I've dreamed of seeing Norway ever since I was a child and heard the story of how my great great grandfather left Norway (and his wife and kids 😳) behind and started over in the United States. The chapel behind us is the exact replica of a medieval stavkirke in Norway and although it's no where near as amazing as seeing the real thing it does get me excited for future adventures to come 🙌
Last stop on our Yellowstone Park adventure: reaching the Continental Divide at 8262 feet, viewing the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone Park, seeing the magnificent Yellowstone Lake and fortuitously, catching a cool rainbow! Back in Rapid City, South Dakota, Don and I enjoyed visiting, "Chapel in the Hills", a very interesting wooden Norwegian Chapel. ⛪️🌈👍🏾😎😁#gaycoupletraveling#chapelinthehills#rapidcitysd#grandcanyonofyellowstone#yellowstonelake
Stopped in keystone for the train, taffy, popcorn, wine and coffee (the adults only, of course! 😜)...then visited the stunning #chapelinthehills and took a prayer walk...the last statue suggested praying for world peace....how that seems so important lately. Finished the evening with a yummy dinner and lots of laughter. We sure have met a lot of awesome people on this trip..we love hearing stories from people all over the country! We had no idea when we headed here that there would be thousands of bikers visiting for Sturgis...but even with the crowds, we have had a blast exploring and meeting new people! (And Hudson has been in awe of all the blue motorcycles! 😂)
Going to church. ⛪️ When exploring @visitrapidcity, I visited the Chapel in the Hills. Built in 1969, it's an exact reproduction of the Borgund Stavkirke church in Laerdal, Norway. A small museum tells of the Scandinavian immigrants to the Black Hills in the 1800s. There's also a meditation trail and small gift shop. The church is free to visit, but donations are encouraged. Worship services are open to the public.
If I don't have any of my own work to lost I'll piggyback on the awesome work of others. This is from the main portal of the Chapel in the Hills - a reproduction of a stavkirke in Norway. It's fun getting your Scandinavian groove on, even if you're a few generations removed from the old country.