Month: October 2018

One Down, 49 to Go

One year ago today, we went public and shared the news that we were moving to Rapid City, South Dakota. Via social media, of course, because this is the 21st century. We actually made our decision weeks earlier, on the first full day of…

You’ve Been Johnnyburgered

Many years ago, my dad’s cousin Johnny came out for a visit  when we lived in South Dakota. He and Johnny are the same age and were very close growing up on the mean streets of Trenton; theirs was a friendship that continued into…

Meat and Catch-Up

I haven’t written a proper post in what seems like ages – photos of fall foliage and snow do not count – so this is an opportunity for a little catch-up! Forgive me if I jump around from topic to topic. I feel like…

A Taste of Winter

Autumn in the Black Hills sure was beautiful for the two whole weeks that it lasted. I kid, I kid. But we definitely had a taste of winter this past week. For three straight days the temperature never climbed out of the 30s –…

A Taste of Fall

Saturday morning, we decided to go for a hike in the Black Hills. With snow in the forecast today, we wanted to take advantage of the nice weather. Our destination was Cathedral Spires, a short out-and-back that was less than 2.5 miles total. What…

Do Rattlesnakes Hibernate?

Have I mentioned it’s been cold here? Well, except for that one day when it was hot. What an outlier Tuesday was! Our high temperatures for the last week have looked like this: By the way, I totally made this chart. Which I suppose makes…