Wednesday, August 31, 2016

July 15-16 Tour of South Dakota

Friday, July 15 SD road trip
Today, Bev and I headed west through SD.  Our first stop was in Faulkton, SD.  We had a nice lunch with our Aunt Julie Bower (our mother’s only living sibling out of 8).  She is now living in an apartment associated with the nursing home.  After lunch, we stopped at her house in Faulkton to see how everything was set up for a rummage sale to take place the next day.  Of course, Beverly and I each found something we couldn’t live without. 
Beverly Krause, Julie Bowar, Mary Roth

Our next stop was Pierre, SD at our brother’s home, Don and Linda’s.  Beverly was leaving for a Scandinavian vacation the next day with them.  They went on a group tour of Denmark, Sweden and Norway.  When she decided to join them on this tour, I asked to borrow her car (the convertible I sold her when we moved onto the boat).  And since she said yes, I made arrangements in Rapid City over the next two weeks for routine doctor appointments. 

I left for Rapid City and made it there in time to have dinner with a friend that was only in Rapid City for that night.  Dianne Nelson Lookabaugh was the first friend I ever had.  We lived across the street from each other until I was about 4.  But I stayed connected with her & her family for the rest of our lives.  I enjoyed meeting her husband, Tom. 

Then off to my home away from home in Rapid City, Tracy and Richard Perdue’s. 

Saturday July 16 River Liffey Boys
Tracy and I drove to Angostura Reservoir about an hour south of Rapid City today.  That was where I learned to sail.  We visited some friends in the campground that we met through sailing, Denny and Debbie Stuck and Dik and Geri Dahlquist, also Debbie’s daughter, Jen and Tom.  We cruised the lake in Stuck’s power boat and watched the local sailing club’s race.  It was fun to see several boats that I knew in the race.
Back-Denny Stuck, Tom M Front Mary, Tracy Perdue, Debbie Stuck
sailboat race on Angostura Reservoir

After boating, Tracy and I headed to Keystone, SD.  Our son’s band, the River Liffey Boys, were playing at Halley’s General Store that night.  Tami Petersen and Lorraine Himrich from Custer, SD, joined us that night.  Halley’s is an old second hand store in the old part of town, not the tourist area.  They have made part of the main floor of this old 2 story building into a bar.  Fun night with my girlfriends, followers of the band, and the locals.
one of the posters with "Iffey Liver Boys"
Mary, Tami Petersen, Tracy Perdue, Lorraine Himrich
dogs are even welcome

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