Hi friends! How are you?! I am improved. Thank you for all of your kind words, warm wishes and much needed prayer. We just got back from a vacation in South Dakota! Yay! :) I survived our vacation. ;) With the help of percocet. Oh well. It took us 12 1/2 hours to drive there and the same to come home.
We went to Wall Drug, Mount Rushmore, Rushmore Cave, Cosmos Mystery Area, Custer State Park, Iron Mountain, Bear Country, Chapel In The Hills, an antique store and an antique mall. I think that about covers it?!
The Black Hills of South Dakota! Wow! What landscape! So extremely different from our little part of Wisconsin.
The National Monument of Mount Rushmore was so very amazing. The night time ceremony was so very inspiring. We all sang "America The Beautiful". I am getting goosebumps all over again just thinking about it. So many Americans singing together in the dark. It was all so very patriotic. It ended with every person who has ever served in our military coming down to the platform. They all told their name, where they are from, and what branch of military they served in.
bobcats, buffalo, Canadian lynx, coyotes, elk, grizzly bears, mountain lions, porcupines, raccoons, red foxes, reindeer, river otters, Rocky Mountain goats, and skunks! ;) Needless to say you drive in and stay in your car!
We did stop in a Ben Franklin in Rapid City. We just don't have one of those great stores near our home anymore. I bought some linen there.
Guess where we stopped during our loooong journey home? At a NLNS. NOT local needlework shop! ;)
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My brother Michael stayed at our home and took care of our poodles. He is 13 months younger than me. He was born breech with the cord wrapped around his neck. He was blue. His leg was sticking out when my mom arrived at hospital. So Michael has always been "slow". He has lived with my mom all his life. He loves animals like I do. The two poodles love Uncle Mike. =) It works out very well for us all. Mike gets a bit of a break from the same house for almost 44 years now, and we get excellent care of our precious poodles.
That is everything for today my friends. I look forward to hearing from you!
Have a great day in the Lord!
Stitching and praying,