Tag: South Dakota

Responding to my Facebook comments troll and the irony of it all

Responding to my Facebook comments troll and the irony of it all
Never ever ever have I responded to a comments troll, but this time I feel compelled to. Not because he’s worthy of a response, but because the response I started to write and the post I started to write them on made the entire situation ironically funny! On July 6th, 2016, I wrote a blog... Read more »

Why for this mom, a vacation is not always a vacation

Why for this mom, a vacation is not always a vacation
I love to travel. I love going on vacation. My love for seeing new places and experiencing new things was instilled in me by my mom; she loved to travel. However, sometimes, for this mom (me), a vacation is not always a vacation. Why? Because, when we go on vacation, we never leave the house... Read more »

2013 Christmas update letter

In a previous post called Are you on my Christmas cards list?, I talked about the update letter I include with all of my Christmas cards. Since there is zero chance of me ever being able to afford to send all of you a Christmas card, this is as good as it gets this year. (Some... Read more »
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How to make me cry in 1 easy step

How to make me cry in 1 easy step is simple – show me unexpected kindness and thoughtfulness, and I will be a dripping, tear-stained mess. It’s a beautiful thing. How do I know this? The first recent example took place on my birthday last September. My hubby was out of town for the week,... Read more »

A gift I never saw coming

Have you ever received serious help from someone; help that came out of the blue? Help you never asked for, but a wonderful person stepped up and offered it anyway? I did, and it was a whopper! It was truly a gift I never saw coming. As most of you know from reading my many... Read more »

How 10 busy hours made me happy

How 10 busy hours made me happy How could 10 busy hours make me happy, you ask? Well, sit back and I’ll tell you. Since I got back from South Dakota, I’ve pretty much stayed on vacation. To say my house is sorely in need of good cleaning is an understatement. The dog hair dust... Read more »
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My Awesome Adventure: South Dakota Days 6 and 7

Our last day of cycling the Mickelson Trail started out similar to other days – chilly and with lots of clothing layers. I had just 32 miles left of my awesome adventure in South Dakota. There was absolutely, positively no way I had 32 miles left in my bruised bits, however. Even with the terrain... Read more »

My Awesome Adventure: South Dakota Day 5

Nope, no way. Not gonna happen. I was not going to do another 9 mile climb this day 5 of my awesome adventure in South Dakota. I knew that my legs would have been able, but mentally, I was toast. Still calorie depleted and mildly dehydrated, I nearly begged our guides to find someplace to... Read more »

My Awesome Adventure: South Dakota Day 4

We have to be up at WHAT time? Breakfast is at WHAT time? Yup, we had to be curbside to the van at 6:15 am where our guides had a table with breakfast all laid out for us; oatmeal, fruit, yogurt, granola and other goodies was our morning fare. We ate, loaded up the van... Read more »
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My Awesome Adventure: South Dakota Day 3

On day three of my awesome South Dakota adventure, we were up bright and early for breakfast at 7 am. We needed to eat then get scooting to our morning destination – Rochford Trailhead on the George S. Mickelson Trail. What, you ask, is the George S. Mickelson Trail? It is a recreational trail created... Read more »