Driving at night turned out to be a good thing, with few cars or trucks on the road, and without the glaring sunlight that was giving me a headache and making my eyes tired. I let my mind wander as the music played, and got a lot of thinking done, mostly about the healing time i spent with Patty and Charlie in Milwaukee.
On Saturday, I talked to my good friend in Vero Beach, Kitty Kennedy, as a i careened across the state of South Dakota, stopping to see the Corn Palace, a building made entirely out of corn. I couldn't get into the actual building, because the Dakota Weslyan Homecoming Parade was taking place.
Wind Cave National Park
Hot Springs, South Dakota
As the full blood moon rose, Susan served organic cosmos around the fire pit on their back deck, and we got caught up on things. Rod put together a deli board, laden with roast beef, ham, cheese, and really good bread. Susan had put together a welcome basket for me that included nasal spray and eye drops, and after reveling under the moon, she showed me to my gorgeous sleeping quarters, and, once again, i fell asleep with a smile on my face.
Fort Collins, Colorado