It’s Sioux Falls road trip time! This time was my third, but it was all new for Olivia! We buckled into our seats and waited for Mom to get us out onto the open road! Going to South Dakota also added a fifth state to the list of states Olivia has been to. From our house it is a super easy three hour and forty five minute drive.
On the way, we had to make our first stop in Blue Earth, home of the Green Giant. Bailie and Emma first went there in 2015. I made my first visit in November 2018, and now it was Olivia’s turn to meet the Green Giant and Lil Sprout. Because the real Green Giant is so big, we didn’t do any photos with him this time. Instead, Olivia posed with Lil Sprout.
Cruising along the I 90, our next stop is always at Jackson. We like to visit a friend there, and this time we took a couple photos at the fairgrounds too. This old rail car made for a fun photo opp. Do we look like a couple of bums riding the rails, or what?
The old gas station also makes for a fun photo. There was a lot of water, ice, and mud, so it was a bit difficult to get the right set up.
When we arrived in Sioux Falls, it was almost dinnertime. Mom wanted to take us to Scheels, a big, dog friendly store. She says it is a good experience for us. We went, but it was super busy, so we didn’t do photos, and only stayed about ten minutes. Olivia has never been in such a store, and it really wore her out! On the way to the car, we did stop by one of their Christmas trees for a quick photo with the phone (a bit blurry).
Saturday was a beautiful day and we had planned to go for a fun walk by the river, but since our trial ran so late, it was dark, and we were all too tired out. During the day, we did take a walk on the road to the greenhouse place where our trial was at. It was nice to just get away and stretch our legs a bit.
The scenery on our walk was fabulous – dirt and dried up corn. Actually, we enjoyed sniffing all the good smells in the ground, but Mom found it a bit boring. The whole walk was only about a mile, but it was enough for us.
Right before the parking lot, we stopped for a last shot with the water behind us. Maybe on our next Sioux Falls road trip we can get to some more interesting places if we don’t have to stay at the trial so long.
We are joining our friends at Living Laughing and Barking in Our Backyard for their Nature Friday blog hop.