South Dakota Trip!

Great Faces, Great Places...and SO MUCH MORE! Even though we didn't capture everything in pictures, here's a taste of our time in South Dakota. 😊 We had fantastic concerts, great fellowship, many wonderful conversations, and were completely spoiled by our hosts during our time on the Quarter Circle D Ranch....Thanks to everyone who helped make our stay relaxing and refreshing!

 
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Ruthie took Silas (the rest us tagged along!) to the Shakespear gardens in Wessington Springs to see the thatched roof on the cottage. If you ask him, thatch is about the best roof you can ask for. 😊 

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Getting ready for an opera house performance...

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While we were in South Dakota, we were thrilled to be able to spend some time with our good friends, Dale and Ruth! They graciously invited us out to their farm, and we had a blast learning about real ranch life on the most beautiful spread west of the Mississipi! 

 
 

We all enjoyed some roping lessons from old hands at the craft, and caught lots of five gallon buckets! Hint: never call a rope a lasso or you'll get labled a greenhorn...

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Wait a minute, boomerangs in South Dakota? That's one of the last places we expected to get to throw them, but the wide open spaces on the plains work great! Dale was an amazing teacher, and really let 'em rip. If you haven't had the opportunity to throw one, you are missing out.  😊 

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Four wheeling was a highlight for us - even though we live in the country, we do not have four wheelers and had not had the chance to go together. 

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