South and North Dakota (USA July 2009)

Amanda and Toms in South and North Dakota in July 2009.

Based in Minnesota for a few weeks this summer, we wanted to take a short little trip — an outing. And by American standards this really was a fairly small trip. Just goes to show how disconnected from her original home Amanda has become, because a week was barely enough time to do it in. America’s big.

Highlights included American breakfasts (believe it or not, but the Country Kitchen in Dickinson, ND, had one of the best eggs, bacon, and hashbrowns), thunderstorms, small towns, the Indian reservation, and wide open emptiness. Less impressive, surprisingly, were the Austrian landscapes of the Black Hills and NE Wyoming. I guess we just realized that we’re both more of the sea-lover type…him of the wet kind, she of the dry land kind.