May 31

Today was a visit to Wessington Springs, a small town (though big compared to others in the area), where my grandfather grew up.  These are the photos from around town (I had an easier time deciding between the color and black and white images today)

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May 30

I have a handful of photos for you today.  It’s just so hard to choose just one when I’ve gone to so many places in one day.  Then throw in black and white and I just can’t decide.  You’ll probably be getting a lot of these multiple photo posts in the next few days since we’re going to going LOTS of places!

Feel free to leave feedback on which images you like best – especially between the color and black and white of the same image!

The first three photos were taken at an old train depot in Dakota City, Nebraska.  Back in the day, this was the only train stop for miles around.

This photo was taken at Falls Park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  I think it’s pretty self-explanatory why it’s named that!

May 29

Today we spent most of the day in the air as we traveled to Sioux Falls, South Dakota via Denver.  I love this shot because the plane window and wing form a frame of the beautiful still-snowy Rocky Mountains.


May 28

We leave tomorrow (bright and early) for our South Dakota trip.  I have been trying to finish my high school reunion invitations before we go (it’s looking like it might be an all-nigher) and just found some time to pack after doing laundry.  Apparently Ande would like to go on vacation with us, though something tells me she wouldn’t enjoy being zipped up in a suitcase for hours.  Plus, I can’t afford to have this 16-pound cat in my luggage – I don’t want to pay the extra weight fee!

May 27

As I was driving home from work today, I was surprised, as we head into Memorial Day weekend at the RAIN that was falling from the sky onto my windshield.  Really?  We don’t usually get full-on rain in late May!  Maybe it’s going to be a cool summer.

Oh, and I was stopped at a red light when I took this photo, so it’s not like I was trying to take a photo and drive at the same time.

May 26

You’ve already met my sister’s dog, Jillian, but today you have the pleasure of meeting Nicki.  She is a Russian Blue (we’re not sure she’s pure though).  She’s very odd, too.  Instead of running when she gets in your way walking down the hall, she will stop right in front of you, plop down and roll over on her back.  Maybe she’s part possum too?

Nicki got her name because my sister works in the NICU (Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit) at a local hospital.

May 25

Just like my family, my work is also a busy month for May birthdays – with 2 of my co-workers celebrating!  Whitney turned 24 on the 13th, I turned 28 on the 20th, and Kristy turned 22 on the 27th.  To celebrate, we had lunch at Rutabegorz, a restaurant near the Orange Circle that features healthy dining options.  While not entirely healthy, we had to order dessert since we were celebrating birthdays, and we were shocked at how HUGE this cookie was!  You can get a perspective by looking at the size of the silverware – this cookie was about as big as a knife – and oh so yummy!