Solo Trip to South Dakota

Since I’m currently not working I decided that it would be a good time to take a trip up to South Dakota and visit family there. Since I’m the only one in my family that isn’t working I had to take the trip solo. It was so funny how worried I was to travel up there alone. I’ve traveled alone plenty of times so the travel didn’t make me nervous, but the driving to the farm from the airport alone, getting to my Uncle Vic’s house from the farm alone, coordinating what to do during my trip and not having my mom do all of that for us was a little nerve wracking. But it really turned out to be a great trip. I left from St. Louis early Wednesday morning and my little sister was nice enough to take me to the airport at 5am. I landed in Sioux Falls SD at around 10:30am, so I got my rental car and took off to the farm. I hung out with Grandma and Uncle Larry and had dinner with them, after dinner I took off to Uncle Vic’s.

Thursday I got up early and had breakfast with Vic and then headed to Grandma’s to pick her up and then we took off to Mitchell. We had a great day hanging out with my great-aunts Evelyn and Mary Louise. It’s so great to see them, I have a feeling when my sisters and I get older it is exactly how we will be. My cousins came over to Vic’s house for dinner Thursday night so we had a great time catching up.

Friday I spent the morning and most of the afternnon with Grandma and then I went to Stickney with Vic for the homecoming parade. I was so excited that my cousin Vanessa was going to be bringing her family to Vic’s that night so that her husband could help with harvest. I got to spend time with her little ones and get caught up with them also.

Overall it was an absolutely amazing trip. I joke that it was too easy so I will just have to come again even if it’s by myself.