On August 19th, I did get away for 5 days to see my friend Mary in Pierre SD. She sent me a message and wondered if I could take some time and get away for a break. So on the (really) spur of the moment that was the only week I could. I drove out to pick up Antique Mike in Oakley and we drove up to Pierre. Mary use to own the RV park I worked at for 2 summers and Antique Mike owns the antique store next to the park.
These are pictures of the ba-zillion sunflowers in the Nebraska Sand Hills. And, my solar-powered bobbing sunflower, a present from my brother. I had never seen the Hills covered like this.
The Sand Hills of Nebraska were gorgeous. It was just the most beautiful sight to see. We did have a good week sightseeing, eating, relaxing, more sightseeing and more eating. We spent time exploring the Capitol building as well as the State Historical Museum.
|Antique Store owner Mike and Mary with Capitol building behind.|
|South Dakota Veterans Memorial adjacent to Capitol. The lake|
is fed by a natural spring located nearby.
|Here the panel is going to be placed in a|
transporting box for cleaning.
We did get to see the Capitol dome's stained glass windows being removed for cleaning and repair. Interesting.
|The stained glass panel is in that box being lowered.|
Pierre is a small, quaint town. In just a matter of 3 or 4 minutes, from the Capitol building, you are out of town. The population is around 13/14 thousand and smaller than my nearby community of Hays. Pierre sustained extensive flood damage a few years ago from melting snows that emptied into the Missouri River. You can still see damage but a lot of repair and rebuilding going on. Lots of little houses that are even smaller than mine. We watched one, down the street from Mary's, being moved onto a lot.
|And then it is just slid to the lot.|
Thanks Mary for an enjoyable week and a break from all the moving activities. I'd like to do some more exploring with my little trailer.