Saturday, August 28, 2010

South Dakota!

Today my love affair with Nebraska ended. This was our view all day. 
I was bored, there was no 3G, which meant no internet, no Words with Friends, and no Oregon Trail. In a weak moment, I put the Oregon Trail app on my phone. It is the same game it was years ago-mindless fun.


We are now in South Dakota near Mount Rushmore ready for some site-seeing and relaxing. Here is the view from our campsite. 



There really isn’t anything more for today. 
However, Barry feels I have been unfair in my description of him on the blog so he has asked for some blogging time. I told him it was Travels with Barry. What did he expect?
I am going to give him rebuttal time, but don’t believe a word of what he says. 
Call me sensitive but I kind of feel like Papa Bearnstein Bear in Jan’s description of our travels.  Turnaround is fair play, right?  Here is the Poppy rebuttal:  Jama Bear drove some today.  Approximately 130 miles of the 1150 miles we have covered.  She too hit the grooves in the road a few times. (I was moving over so the car passing would not run into on coming traffic)  She has made me stop at 3 Walmarts in 3 days. (mutal decision) She makes me make reservations, which takes away some of what I like to call “the freedom of the road” that makes RVing appeal to me.  She makes me fill up the gas tank way before it nears empty (maybe not a bad thing).  And she downloaded a Katy Perry CD off itunes.  The lyrics would make most grandmothers cringe.  However, it is a good beat.  (that all is true)
 Now that we are in the Mt. Rushmore area we plan to stay 3-4 days & finally RELAX.  I have more but after 35 yrs of marriage, I don’t want a divorce.
Barry
PS-It is beautiful here

6 comments:

  1. Barry, I have found that good country music eases the pain brought on by Katy Perry's music! Maybe a Ryan Bingham tune would do the trick...

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  2. So now you know what I was talking about with regard to my experience passing thru Nebraska...told ya it was boring!! But I agree, the Mt. Rushmore area is very beautiful. Did you drive thru the buffalo preserve?

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  3. Having no idea who Katie perry was I went to iTunes only to find out that Shannon also owns some of her music. I am ashamed for both of you and may God have mercy on your sole.

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  4. Love me some Katy Perry beats!

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  5. Hey, try making that drive in the late '70s with no internet or iTunes, but yes, there were the road bumps. I made a BIG needlepoint Christmas stocking for Tonya. Poor Richard, he got a store-bought stocking...but oh well!

    Love hearing both of your perspectives, and Barry, unless things have changed a lot over the years, I highly recommend refueling when you get the chance, not when there's the need. :)

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  6. Mom - Sharon has a great idea. You could get started on that stocking for Ava. Now baby girl #2 is going to need one as well!

    Dad- I like it when you post. You will have to do a guest blog at least every few days.

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