Monday, September 26, 2011

HOMEWARD TUESDAY MORNING

TOMORROW WE BEGIN THE LONG JOURNEY HOME TO ARKANSAS. WE ARE HAVING TO RE-ROUTE THROUGH LOWER MINNESOTA AS THE RAGING WIDE MISSOURI RIVER HAS PARTS OF I-29 BLOCKED BY DEBRIS OR WATER IN KEY AREAS WE PLANNED TO TRAVEL.

WE ARE LOADED WITH TWO SHORT REMAINING SIGHTSEEING EVENTS.

RAPID CITY IS KNOWN AS THE CITY OF PRESIDENTS. THERE IS A STATUE OF EVERY PRESIDENT BEFORE PRESIDENT OBAMA ON TWO STREETS IN DOWNTOWN AREA. I AM TRYING TO GET PHOTOS OF ALL THAT HAVE SERVED AS PRESIDENT DURING MY LIFE TIME. I CAN'T REMEMBER, BUT THINK fRANKLIN ROOSEVELT BEGINS THE STRING AS I WAS BORN IN 1936.

IN MITCHELL, SD THERE IS A CORN CASTLE BUILT ENTIRELY OF CORN SO PLAN TO STOP THERE. I HAVE HEARD THERE IS ALSO ONE SOMEWHERE IN NEBRASKA, BUT HAVE NOT FOUND IT ON THE INTERNET.

WE ARE TRYING TO MAKE SIOUX FALLS, SD-TUESDAY NIGHT, DES MOINES-WEDNESDAY NIGHT, SPRINGFIELD, MO-THURSDAY NIGHT, AND HOME!!! ON FRIDAY AFTER SHOPPING SAM'S CLUB IN SPRINGFIELD. HOPEFULLY WE WILL ARRIVE IN TIME TO SPRING LUCKIE FROM HER SPA STOCKADE. I HOPE SHE DOES NOT SULK FOR A WEEK LIKE THE LAST LONG TRIP WE TOOK.

I HAVE BEEN IN MINNEAPOLIS MN A VERY LONG TIME AGO.  HUSBAND NEVER HAS BEEN IN THE STATE. WE WILL BE CUTTING ACROSS A SHORT AREA OF THE LOWER BORDER TO GET TO DES MOINES. WE EACH WILL HAVE BEEN IN, OR THROUGH, AT LEAST ONE STATE WE HAD NOT SEEN BEFORE.

LOOK FOR BLOGS ON CHAPEL IN THE HILLS AND CITY OF PRESIDENTS.

AND THAT IS ONLY THE BEGINNING.............


Chapel In The Hills, Rapid City, SD
Note Jet Contrail Upper Right!

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Rapid City, SD
City of Presidents

7 comments:

Betty said...

Looks like a wonderful trip. Thanks for the photos.

Arkansas Patti said...

I remember when Roosevelt died but wasn't really sure who he was, just that everyone was sad.
What a lot of miles you have traveled and still have to travel. Have a safe trip home.

Linda said...

Glad your trip is going well. Sounds like you're seeing a lot of interesting sites.

Carol@The Writers Porch said...

WOW! You guys amaze me! Great pics! XO

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip! I never heard of the corn castle - very interesting. Enjoy the rest of your trip.

Lorna said...

I am living vicariously through your blog and photos.

Amber Star said...

What a great trip! Have you been gone two or three weeks? I thought you were already gone before you left though.

My thinking about Luckie is that it is going to be a cold week or so for you. She is probably plenty hacked off and already made plans to move in with the vet.