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What to do in Sioux Falls South Dakota in 24 Hours

February 16, 2017 7 Comments »

What to do in Sioux Falls South Dakota

Sometimes the best stuff is right in front of you and you don’t notice it. I’ve always wondered how those relationships that start as friends and end up as lovers work. You know, the kind where you are friends for years, and then suddenly one day you look at this person and have different feelings […]

Address Required

December 13, 2012 9 Comments »

My mailbox

I turned onto the gravel covered Main Street and thought – technically – this is my home. There is an unpaved street called Main Street, a bar, a restaurant, a few prefab homes, railroad tracks, and a rundown playground that could use a new coat of paint. There’s not even a church or a school […]

Corn and Cowboys

August 1, 2008 No Comments »

South Dakota Rodeo

One day left on my South Dakota road trip family vacation. I survived two days of road tripping with my parents, and so far I concluded that I may need therapy after this. We decided to finish off our South Dakota extravaganza by getting in some exercise, some oddities, and some cowboys. Hiking South Dakota’s […]

Custer State Park South Dakota

July 21, 2008 1 Comment »

Custer State Park

Photo: Buffalo lounging in the prairie grass The signs were everywhere on our way to Custer State Park South Dakota. In Pierre, along the interstate, near Rapid City, in small towns…the silhouette of a buffalo and some scripted writing with an arrow pointing the direction of “Dances with Wolves Filming Site”. I haven’t seen the […]

South Dakota Family Vacation

July 18, 2008 2 Comments »

Bad Lands National Park

Que the song “Holiday Road”, load up the family truckster, and head to Wally World. I recently watched National Lampoon’s Vacation again. It had been years since I had seen the Griswalds take off for Wally World, still a classic movie that strikes a chord with me thanks to some similar family vacations I took […]

Sex in the City – Small Town Style

June 18, 2008 4 Comments »

Twin brooks South Dakota

When I told my parents that I was coming to stay with them for a month, they seemed excited. Maybe it’s because then they don’t have to talk to each other as much…or maybe I just provide entertainment, who knows. However, my mother was particularly excited and started filling up her calendar with things that […]