Monday, February 12, 2007

Welcome to South Dakota

Where the interstate stretches out before you in undulating miles and a beacon of Americana awaits off every exit ramp. We saw our first Wall Drug sign at mile 75 and lost track at number 110. We blew by Wall Drug, but how can you pass up buying gas in Mitchell, home of the Largest Corn Palace in the world. Now, I only need to see the "Smallest Corn Palace" in the world and my life will be complete.
We hit the road at 4:10 am and about 9 hours later we pulled into Rapid City. A quick swim in the pool for the kids, a much needed nap for me and then the short drive up to Mount Rushmore.
It's hotter then an oven here, 107 yesterday- 105 today. but a cold front is coming through, so it ought to be in the miod 80's tomorrow. Perfect driving weather to make the trek to Colorado- a seven hour drive. Contrary to HG opinion, Chopper is doing just fine on the drive.
I'm off for a quick run before it gets to 95- I sympathize with you southern folk now.

10 comments:

21stCenturyMom said...

I love that bottom picture! Perfect.

21stCenturyMom said...

ps - Not that it's true! It's just so cute.

Taconite Boy said...

miss you, my wife and little tacs

Wendy said...

Great shots Tri-Mama!!!!

Sascha said...

I'm excited that you guys are going to be out here too this week!

Fe-lady said...

Glad you are blogging on the way...but I really don't believe it's February...didn't we already DO Feb. this year?
Glad you are all having a great time!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Sounds like you are having fun, except for the heat.

The photo on the bottom cracks me up. I need to pose my kids on that bench some time... LOL

greyhound said...

This is why we southern folk don't stay south in the summer if we can help it.

GeekGirl said...

Hey, I went to college in SD! And Baboo was born there! Wheee!

Tri-Dummy said...

See you and the tribe in EXACTLY 1 day.