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Retirement Trip 2006
Sep
16
2006

Lightning!

We sat out and watched this lightning storm for a couple of hours. The storm was miles away, but spread across the entire sky lighting up the clouds every few moments. And we never heard any thunder from it.

Retirement Trip 2006
Sep
16
2006

Sun set with a bright smile!

One of the things I find myself doing in South Dakota is looking off at the horizon. In Foxboro, there is no horizon, but here you can see for miles! This is my niece Erica just before she headed back off to college.

Retirement Trip 2006
Sep
16
2006

It’s fun to take pictures of Erika

The paparatzi are everywhere, and no one can escape.

Retirement Trip 2006
Sep
16
2006

Another storm visits us…

This is a house in the development next to Clare’s. Last night as we went to bed it started to rain. I decided to check the TV and saw that there were tornado warnings issued!!! Eight touched down about 40 miles south of us. The motorhome was rocking from the wind gusts (up […]

Retirement Trip 2006
Sep
15
2006

We arrive at Clare’s new house

After a loooong drive today (we left at 6:30 AM and arrived at 4:30 PM) we arrived at Clare’s new house. It is beautiful!!! this is a photo from the back, if you want to see more photos you can go to http://zenofmud.org/clares/clares.html

Retirement Trip 2006
Sep
15
2006

It doesn’t look like much from the outside

But inside, Clare’s house is beautiful, a great room, a great view, and lightning on the plains.New Englander’s don’t understand the beauty of the far horizon, but on the back porch, with a drink in hand, we watched lightning from 30 miles away. The clouds light up over the prairie, and I began to feel […]

Retirement Trip 2006
Sep
15
2006

That’s one long barge

Here is a barge passing down river. It’s just come thru the lock.

Retirement Trip 2006
Sep
15
2006

Riverboat on the mighty Mississippi!

We arrived at the Mississippi and I got out to take a look and this is what I saw! Can’t you just imagine Huck Finn looking at one of these and wanting to have adventures?

Retirement Trip 2006
Sep
15
2006

About to cross the Mississippi!

We were just a minute from crossing the Mississippi when the phone rang and it was Tracy, so she got to join us as we crossed the Mississippi River

Retirement Trip 2006
Sep
15
2006

Just the two of us, and the road is foggy…

We are finally off on our own heading for Sioux Falls, SD. We had a great night last night with Matre’s parents and have lots of stories (sorry Greg, we’ve been sworn to secrecy).

We have a long day of driving today, hopefully the fog will burn off…

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