It is a long drive from Mid Minnesota to Western South Dakota. This is the prairies of the USA. We have been on the I-90 most of the day. The sky here is big, We have enjoyed watching the changes in the cloud formations through the day. The land is flat.. Mile after endless mile of flat grassland. Very few trees, very few farms. Now and then a small town appears. We dropped into Brookings when we crossed the state line and wandered around the town, poked around a few shops, had a picnic and drove on.
We have to break up the driving with stops. Today we found a pull off into a farmers field and brewed ourselves a most delicious cup. I am enjoying coffee more these days because it is not always available. We tried a couple of times to buy coffee, but unless we find a real coffee shop, it is not worth it. Most of the coffee here is watered down and tastes burnt or something. I liken it to very weak Starbucks coffee, of which I am not a fan.
As evening drew near, more construction and still more grasslands, and almost flat.
The worst of the worst happened. We forgot to put the plug back into our cooler after draining it. Today we discovered that our mattress is wet up one side.. The ice water has been draining into the back all day. We woke up this morning to torrents of rain and rain predicted for next few days. What a dilema. What a disaster. We are headed to the beautiful Black Hills in the rain and we have a wet mattress to sleep on. Is this a test? Are we going to be able to overcome this? Stay tuned……
- Isn’t he cute?—————–>