Home, Home from the Range

The night’s storm died away, but that Tuesday morning afterwards began still cloudy and was the coolest of the extended holiday weekend. Fortunately, it wasn’t so cool that I changed my mind about visiting Evans Plunge Mineral Springs in Hot Springs.  I entered the small town around 7:30 a.m. and was able to get enough of a Wi-fi signal from […]

A Day in the Black Hills of South Dakota

Memorial Day started partly sunny and cooler after the heavy thunderstorms of the night before. The forecast was for more stormy weather; the question was whether it would come during the day or later in the evening. The down side of a mostly outdoors activity is that one is affected by weather conditions.  Fortunately, the sun came out, and daylight […]

Oh, the Rocks and the Mountains

Ten years ago, I decided to bypass the Badlands National Park.  Bad decision, but fortunately, I had the opportunity to see it this time. The route along I-90 regularly passes by several South Dakota historical sites.  I made a quick drive through of this one:   I got off to an early Sunday morning start because I know popular national […]

… And We’re Off!

First of all, let me say that the weather was gorgeous!  I’d been looking at the forecast all week, but I’ve been in the Midwest long enough now to not completely trust it to match up with reality.  The reality, as it worked out, was even warmer than I expected for Memorial Day weekend, almost like the weather I’d expect […]