Sunday, June 7, 2009
Gearing up for our next stops: Caverns and Yellowstone
We had a really fun day at Plain's Day yesterday, despite the dreary day. Our day yesterday:
Got in line for free ice cream cones--twice. I tried Huckleberry, yum. We went to the parade (lots of candy was handed out there), car show, went all around to get city leader autographs to enter in a money drawing when we finished that, entered Rocky in the turtle race (he came in second in his race--there were 5 races), watched and helped our friends set up there smoker to sell ribs, went to the free bounce houses with climbing wall, dressed up to have our family photo taken at the tiny old (museum) school house, went to the VFW to watch sawing contests, and then ate pizza and took off. We skipped the sock hop and drive in movie. Wow what a cool little town event. Somewhere in there the boys, me and our twin friends set the turtle free in a pond outside of town. He was happy to swim off. The twins hung out with us since their mom was helping Darin cook and sell ribs. It was cool having them with us all day. Their little brothers were at home with their dad since the day was so cool and wet out.
Today Cliff is repacking the car and we are doing laundry. It is supposed to rain to tomorrow and the forecast is not looking decent for tent camping in Yellowstone, but we are going to forge ahead. We are hoping to connect with the Newmans in Belgrade (near Lewis and Clark Caverns). They were at LIFE is Good and they are not far from us here. We are running about a week behind because of our car a/c. But it is fixed now. A friend of Darin's family finished it today and we are so grateful. It cost about $600 less than it would have in a larger city. We wouldn't have saved money by waiting to get it done in Iowa either. So it was just as well to have it done here and done right. It was really clogged and the compressor was fried too. Just all part of life's journey.
Later friends and family. Glad you are enjoying our updates. Thanks for your comments and insights into our questions from Washington.
Love to all!