|Mary, Barb and Marge at coffee once more before leaving town|
|Sheryl with Bella|
On Friday, Gail had an appointment in Sioux Falls to buy a wig. Not sure if she wants me sharing this, but for heath reasons, she has been wearing a wig for over a year now. We helped her pick out a new style, but with the same color. It was really kind of fun. Sheryl even ended up buying one.
We rented a VRBO for the weekend in Sioux Falls. Sheryl didn’t have beds for all of us at her house. Lori Landgrebe Schneller joined us there before dinner. We have all been friends since Lori moved to Miller, SD in the 6th grade. Sheryl had made us lasagna for dinner. It was great to just settle in and spend time together.
|Lori, Sheryl, Gail and Mary|
We had to check out of the VRBO on Sunday. Lori spent the day with us before heading home to Canton, SD, about 30 miles south of Sioux Falls.
On Monday, I spent the night with Chelle Foley Hart. Chelle and I have been friends for close to 30 years. I was her cross country guide at Ski for Light for about 10 years. I picked her up from work, then we went out for dinner. Her husband passed away last year. She had moved into a “villa” townhouse last October, which I hadn’t seen. I was her first overnight guest. We had a great evening visiting and sharing a couple beers and some homemade Kahlua and celebrating my birthday.
|Mary and Chelle|
Then I continued on to Rapid City. I was able to have dinner that night with a couple sailing friends along with the Petersen’s. We met Scott and Marlene Dannenbring, Denny Stuck, and Jackie Killion at Jambonz, a cajun restaurant. Debby Stuck was out of town. Always good to see all of them.
I had an early morning flight back to Georgia on Wednesday. Even with the flu, I was able to see many great friends over the 3 weeks I was there.