|We took three days to drive to South Dakota. We arrived in Mitchell on Wednesday afternoon. After setting up the trailer we headed out to pick up our mail at our mail service place which is run out of a woman's house. She has 1200 customers that she forwards mail to. The heat index was 105 degrees for both days. It was miserable. Thursday we got our South Dakota drivers licenses. Luckily we only had to have a vision test. I was so worried that I'd have to have a behind the wheel exam. Imagine me parallel parking that honking truck? I don't think so! A terrible storm came through Thursday night. There was 72 mph winds that shook our trailer to no end. Jim thought it best that we get dressed in case we had to evacuate. We had the radio on and listened to the severe weather reports. It was very scary. One of the bad things about living in an RV. Especially when the weather person said it was not a time to be in a trailer. Thanks for that news flash.
We are off to Sauk Center, Minnesota for a week to visit Jim's parents.
Some thoughts, observations and ponderings or TOPS:
I saw two rabbits, two bluebirds, and two armadillos. Is somebody building an ark and didn't tell me?
A smushed armadillo on the side of the road looks the same if it's sunny side up or over easy.
Sign on the side of a Budget rental truck: "Moving tip #72....don't pack the dog and cat in the same box."
There is actually a candy store in Missouri called "Sugar Boogers". I wonder how much business they do?
We almost had pheasant under glass today - a pheasant flew right past the truck as we were barreling down the highway.
Saw a herd of buffalo. Keven Costner can't be far away.
Passed a farm that had shoes, work boots and cowbowy boots turned upside down on the fence posts along the perimeter. In between were signs that read, "No hunting." Mmm, I wonder, no second chances from that farmer.
Watched an old man who had to be 80 if a day get out of his car VERY S-L-O-W-L-Y and walk into Hardees. He was bent over and white-haired. On the back of his T-Shirt was a cartoon picture of a blonde from the waist up lying on her back with big breasts and a bright pink bikini bra on. The caption read, "Big Doubles....No Trouble". Honest to God.
Speaking of breasts, I saw a young well endowed woman the other day with a tight t-shirt on that read, "I see you've already met the twins."
That's all for now. Stay tuned.