Tuesday, July 9, 2019

June 17-21, 2019 Rapid City and Aberdeen, SD

Sunday, June 16After church with my siblings, Dave and I drove to Rapid City, SD to see our son, Peter.  He wasn’t able to attend the party in Pierre.  We had a small pizza party at our hotel room with some of our sailor friends that knew we were in town.  The main reason for being here was to see Pete, so we were trying to lay low. 
a new victim for Dave to train

Kyle, Kaden and Morgan Killion Wehrle

Mary, Marlene, Tami, Jackie, Tracy
 Monday, June 17
Pete joined us for breakfast then we spent the day driving through the beautiful Black Hills.  Pete spent the night with us at the hotel.  After some long discussions about life in Rapid City, he decided to move to Georgia with us.  He can spend the summer on the boat while we are away and decide if he wants to make it a permanent change to a new location.

Dave, Mary, Pete at Lake Pactola

stopped for a favorite

homemade pizza rolls

Saw these in SD at a  gas station/truck stop
Tuesday and Wednesday June 18-19
We borrowed a pick up from a friend and spent the day loading his belongings, sorting to keep, give away or toss. 
Thursday, June 20
My Friday morning coffee girlfriends were able to get together today to meet at Black Hills Bagels once more.  We met at 6:30 am, as usual.  Then we took off for Aberdeen and my sister Janice’s home.  Pete drove his car there to determine where to sell it.

coffee girls-seated Marge, Barb and Tracy, standing Mary, Yvonne and Connie
We stopped in Pierre just in time to catch Don, Linda and their grand daughter Memphis as they were heading to a program and lunch at the Senior Center in Pierre.  We made it to Aberdeen in time for my 3:00pm appointment with my knee doctor.  This was my one plus year follow up after my knee replacements in 2018.  All looked good.
We had a fun dinner with local relatives, including my sister Bev from Oklahoma.  Marie Crawford made a “cream can dinner”.  She put a steamer in the bottom of then can, then layered potatoes, corn, onions, cabbage carrots and sausage in the can.  She poured in 3 beers and put the can over the burner for a turkey fryer.  It cooked for 2 hours and was delicious.  Through out the evening, we made arrangements with an employee of our nephew-in-law to sell Pete’s car!  My dad always called that “good old American Know Who”.

concert for me and my sisters
 Friday, June 21
We had planned to leave for Wisconsin today, but had to finalize things for Pete.  Dave and Pete went to the UPS store to ship his belongings to our mail service in Florida.  Janice and Jim pitched in and helped clean out his car.  Can’t thank them enough. 
My good friend, Nancy Sundstrom, came over from Groton to visit, which got me out of some of the work. (thanks Nancy).  Then we had a nice dinner of SD ribeye steaks and fresh garden asparagus. 

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