Life in Deadwood, SD

Our friends who have visited the Dakotas recommended a stop at the famous Corn Palace in Mitchell.  It’s covered entirely in corn cobs, with a yearly redecoration and theme change; this year is “Remember When.” We stayed in a historic bed and breakfast, with some great hosts: Laura and Dustin.  They own this gem of a … Continue reading

Iowa City, Unexpectedly Delightful

Upon leaving Eville in early June, our next destination was the Dakotas.  Alas, Holly was quite far behind on her schoolwork, so we made a five-day pit stop along the way, in Iowa City.  It was a fun little town, dominated by the campus of the University of Iowa. We enjoyed the Museum of Natural … Continue reading

Back Home Again in Indiana

In early June, we headed for home turf, and the bike races sponsored by Eric’s team, Guitar Lab.  My dad was in town for a wedding (Congrats, Nathan & Ashley), and purposely arrived two days early, simply to have the chance to catch Pork Chop Night at the Hornville Tavern.  We met my mom’s side … Continue reading

Cross-Country Trek: Colorado Springs to Flagstaff to Evansville

Howdy, friends.  I’m getting back to my roots in Tulsa, Oklahoma on this fine evening – en route to Evansville for the next week or so.  It has been about 19 years since I lived here, but it is still pretty recognizable.  One look at Oral Roberts University brought back all sorts of inappropriate jokes … Continue reading