June 19, 2012

The Chapel In The Hills

The Chapel In The Hills is a quaint little place nestled in the trees in Rapid City. It's an exact duplicate of a Norwegian chapel in Europe, built within 1/4" of its master. It's also the same chapel where Bryon's father was remarried and the same chapel that we considered for our ceremony.

We visited it early in the morning. The air was crisp and cool but the sun shone bright and heavy.

So, so beautiful. And old... regal.

They hold church every Sunday and have lists of folks waiting to be married within these wooden walls. It's a chapel in every non-Vegas sense of the word. So simple and beautiful.

Behind the chapel is a nature walk with statues and scripture. We needed that on this day.

Beside the chapel is a gift shop that they built at the same time. Because the mountain goats come down for food in Norway, they sod the roof. I LOVE that.

God was in this place. Larry, too. It was amazing. One of our most favorite parts of the trip.

1 comment:

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