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 […]

… 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 […]

Black Hills Revisit

It’s hard to believe that next summer marks the ten year anniversary of my first big trip since I moved to Iowa “four score and seven years ago.”  So, instead of making the Utah national parks trip I missed last summer, I’ve decided to retrace most of the route one of my nieces and I took to the Black Hills […]