Monday, June 10, 2019

A Day of Highlights

We travel not to escape life, 
but for life not to escape us.

We started the day in Kadoka, SD, under sunny skies. We drove Interstate 90 most of the day. 

Highlight #1:
As we drove by South Dakota's Original 1880 town, we saw a camel! Yes, it was real. We didn't stop but it was fun to see. It took me by surprise so I didn't get a photo.

Highlight #2:
We did stop in Chamberlain, SD, at The Quilt Shop.

I have fabric for a new quilt. The orange/yellow fabric will be used with the turquoise for a quilt. The dream catcher fabric will probably be the backing. The other piece in the lower left hand corner will be used with leftover pieces for a second quilt.

Highlight #3:
We went on to the Visitor/Information Center of Chamberlain to see Dignity. This gorgeous stainless steel sculpture is 50 feet tall and 32 feet wide. You can read much more here and here or just do an Internet search. The statue is beautiful especially when the sun shines through the quilt.

The back really shows the quilt.

The owner at the quilt shop was very friendly and told us a lot about Dignity. She also told us how the colors change at night. This photo taken at night is from the shop's Facebook page.

We arrived at our Airbnb in Spirit Lake, Iowa. After moving in, we headed to Spencer, Iowa, to meet some family.

Highlight #4:
Seeing our niece Carli and her children Mady and Spencer, was the best highlight of our day - we haven't seen them in 4 years, much too long. We had a delicious meal at Sports Page and a great visit. We hope to see them again later this summer and hopefully husband/dad Bruce can join us too. 

We took a few selfies but this might be the best! 

This is our view from our front window tonight. 

We will be happy here for a couple of nights. Ray has an appointment tomorrow to get the oil changed in the jeep and the rest of the day is still open. We are back on Central Standard Daylight Savings Time so we need a day or two to adjust.

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