First things first: I need a good oatmeal recipe. I'm used to buying Trader Joe's frozen steel cut oatmeal. Looks like an oversized hockey puck, but it's surprisingly delicious and simple to make: two minutes in the microwave, stir, another minute and twenty seconds, and dig in. However, there is no Trader Joe's in South … Continue reading Blast from the Past
Month: July 2018
Donut Judge Me!
I basically drove 100 miles today for a donut. It was a damn good donut, if that helps. And that was a 100-mile roundtrip. I only went 50 miles in each direction to get it. I hope that makes me sound a little less crazy. Trust me. It was worth it. OK, I didn't just … Continue reading Donut Judge Me!
And then all hail broke loose…
I've said it before, though never using a fruit analogy: the weather here is bananas. Take Tuesday, for instance. Our day started out quietly enough; we decided to go for a hike along the Sunday Gulch Trail in Custer State Park. Can I just say how different the trails are out here? No ferns or … Continue reading And then all hail broke loose…
It’s a Wild, Wildlife
Lots of irons in the proverbial fire out here, folks. I don't want to go into specifics so as not to jinx anything, but all the pieces seem to be falling into place. Or at least stacking up like they're going to. For both of us. Vague enough for you? Not to worry: all will … Continue reading It’s a Wild, Wildlife
Saturday afternoon, I was jolted from a peaceful reverie by the blaring wail of a warning siren. I raced to the window, looking for the source of the ear-splitting racket, convinced I'd see either an approaching tornado or an incoming ICBM, but the sky was thankfully clear. A few moments later the sirens quit and, … Continue reading Literally Greener
We have done so much exploring the past week, I’m experiencing sensory overload. In the best way possible. When I last updated, we were about to head out into the Black Hills to check out Sheridan Lake, despite the fact that a Severe Thunderstorm Watch had been issued for the area. Sure enough, we encountered … Continue reading Sensory Overload
How is This My Life?
I can't believe we've lived in South Dakota for nine days already. It still feels brand new! I'm guessing it'll take a full year for the novelty to wear off. I will say that Rapid City is such a compact and easily navigable town, we already know our way around pretty well. It's hard to … Continue reading How is This My Life?