You know how teachers used to assign this essay for students returning to school? Well, I'm just trying to finish my own before October. School has begun, there is no getting away from that obvious fact. I just want to document the brief, shining moments of vacation before school swallows them up.
The next morning we were encouraged to figure out a dentist's office was right down the street from our hotel, and so we showed up bright and early and after filling out some forms, got her in to be seen very quickly. Thankfully, no stitches were necessary and the solution was simple - put wax on the poky bits until the wound heals. A little easier said than done but she is much better these three weeks later. It was a nickel-sized hole and I can't imagine how she managed not to be howling with pain all along.
The next day was a long driving day, with a stop at Wall Drug (is it possible not to stop at Wall Drug? All of South Dakota seems to lead up to it, and it's a good place for a bathroom stop, and your kids can ride the giant jackalope.)
The travelling was not quite over yet for me, though, because Peter's graduation from Basic Training was the following weekend. I'll do that travelogue in another post.