I flew into Minneapolis and met up with Mom and Little Sister to drive the rest of the way to visit family in South Dakota. Because we took small state roads, the entry into the state was without much fanfare--we took a picture anyways:
Wow! Look at all that snow!
We continued on and I snapped a picture of a frozen lake.
This is not just any lake--this is the lake that my grandpa drove into one time after falling asleep behind the wheel of his Cadillac. Lucky for him, the lake is really shallow--he was fine. Surprised, but fine. The car? Not so fine...
Little Sister called shotgun, so I spent my time crocheting scarves for everyone for Christmas. I am a stubborn novice at crocheting. I say this because the only thing I know how to crochet is scarves...and I've been successfully crocheting scarves for almost 10 years now. You'd think I'd get a little ambition and try...an afghan? Nope. They take too long. Time for another scarf.
And here is scarf, posing as a jelly roll.
You can't fool me, scarf! You aren't a jelly roll!
We visited family and I'll spare you the tons of staged pictures, but let it be known that a grand time was had by all, many a casserole and bud light consumed.
One interesting side note--is red beer popular in your neck of the woods? It is EXCEEDINGLY popular here--you can order it at any bar. My cousins and aunt drink it exclusively. Definition of Red Beer: Tomato Juice and Olives added to beer. Here's a picture of the necessary ingredients:
Not my favorite, but I do like a beer chaser with my bloody mary.
On our way back to Minnesota, we passed the Goose Capital. Here's me!
And here is the view of lovely, WARM Atlanta from the plane. Slightly blurry, but it's downtown.
And I'm home! But wait--there's more! Next week we are headed to yet another wonderous vacation destination....DETROIT! Many fabulous pictures to follow.