We have spent a whole week seeing the sights of Sioux Falls, beginning with the river and waterfalls that give the town its name.
We have also wandered around downtown and tried a couple of local restaurants, including Bob’s BBQ which was a really good little hole in the wall.
Normally, our mail is collected here and forwarded to us twice per month, but this week we picked it up in person at Dakota Post’s new offices.
We have also seen a number of current movies, one in a sit-down theater (Beauty and the Beast) and two others on our home theater (Sully and La La Land).
It was a relaxing week there and now the relaxation continues as we move east. We have plenty of time to take state highways slow and easy. We are now in Iowa’s “Great Lakes” area, a major tourist area in the summer near Spirit Lake and Lake Okoboji. It is not crowded at this time of year, but we can see how it will be busy later. We took a ride around the lake and saw some huge, beautiful homes. It was a real surprise to see how popular this area is.
We are heading slowly toward the Winnebago plant in Forest City IA for a quick fix or two next week. When done there, we will continue north to see the kids and grandkids in the Minneapolis area for a few days, and try to get to Joyce’s place in Duluth before the opening of fishing season on May 13.
The local weather forecasts are now including some frost warnings. Are we coming north too soon?