A flat day ending in disaster


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.

——- update:

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?—————–>

About Maggie L R

I want to add colour to my life, I want to take each day and make it my own. I love simple pleasures. A hot cup of coffee in the early morning on the deck watching the dog chase the ball. The expressions on the faces of my grandchildren. I love to explore, to take a road I have never been on and see what unfolds. I love to travel. I love a challenge. I have decided I want to live a long and healthy life so I have challenged myself to get into shape both physically and mentally.
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2 Responses to A flat day ending in disaster

  1. edebock says:

    Oh no! I’m looking forward to finding out how you deal with this disaster. Your sky picture is awesome, by the way. I’m a displaced coastal girl who’s been living on the prairie for over 30 years now. After the more dramatic beauty of the coast & the mountains, it took me a long time to appreciate that there is beauty here too but I’ve always loved the big prairie sky!

  2. Porchia Lynch says:

    Loving reading and following u it is like I’m with u !!!

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