Monday, May 28, 2012

Travelogue Minnesota: Colorado


Is it still Memorial Day? It must be, I have been passing cars coming the other way sporting signage about the Bolder Boulder all day. At my gas stop back in Sterling, there were people changing from their running togs into more road-appropriate attire.


Travelogue Minnesota: Nebraska


Two down – two to go.

Travelogue Minnesota: South Dakota


I am having a great time rolling through South Dakota!

Travelogue Minnesota: Lutefisk Capital Of The US


It is axiomatic that here, in Minnesota, there are two seasons: Winter and Road Construction. I am only an hour-or-so from my starting point and am already losing time due to the fact that the route my GPS is following is under construction.
Memorial Day

Travelogue Minnesota: Early

I am up early this morning in preparation for the drive home. Well, it is early by the standards of the laid-back lifestyle of what my cousin’s kids call “The Park.” I can see why. My folks’ house is so peaceful! It was well before five when I got up to shower and get ready for the drive.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Travelogue Minnesota: Packing


Well, I thought I was all packed and ready to go…

Travelogue Minnesota: Aftermath

Everything is so green today! I guess that is to b expected after all the rain that we have had for the past few days.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Travelogue Minnesota: The Party


As oppressive and dismal as the morning appeared, it was gratifying that the afternoon was equally lovely. But I am getting ahead of myself…

Travelogue Minnesota: This Does Not Bode Well!

I was awakened early this morning as the worst of the front-borne storm came through here. There must have been a thunderclap, though I do not remember it. There was nobody stirring as I got up to see what had awakened me. The house, except for the sound of the falling rain, was silent. 
Happy birthday to my father Denis
Happy birthday to my cousin Levi
Happy birthday to my cousin Callista

Friday, May 25, 2012

Travelogue Minnesota: Party Preparations


It is another great day for getting things done. The weather is just overcast enough to make us want to get the outside work done, while not being so wet as to prevent us from getting things done.

Happy birthday to my cousin Rebecca

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Travelogue Minnesota: Well! That Was Fun!

 It was no record performance, but then I wasn’t setting out to set one. I set out to have a nice drive to Minnesota to get to my parents’ place for a party and to enjoy my first long drive of the season and that is precisely what I did! Well, except for one small hiccup!

Travelogue Minnesota: Departure


 Could we have asked for better weather for driving? The forecast is for overcast the entire way. There is no real threat of rain, but the cloud cover should keep me from having to deal with sun glare. There are predictions of some wind through South Dakota, but with any luck, it will be a tailwind.
Happy birthday to my friend Susan

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Travelogue Minnesota: Preparations


To say that I am excited about my vacation may be a bit of an understatement; in much the same way that saying Pikes Peak is a bit of a hill. I started preparations for this trip three days ago when I started compiling a packing list and thoroughly cleaning the car.
Happy birthday to my cousin Kate

Sunday, May 20, 2012

What A Lovely Morning!


…and I am not just saying that because my Calendar tells me that it is spring and I am two days from leaving on my spring holiday! It truly is a lovely morning.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Poor Dear!


Saga is on the mend but the poor thing still walking funny. She seems to be a lot better, but she is not back to 100%
Happy birthday to my friend Debbie