Monday, August 01, 2011

Phase 1,Day 2 - Winnipeg to Omaha (we thought!)

We didn't make it to Omaha! We're in Sioux Falls, South Dakota - a surprisingly clean and interesting city.

We got up a bit late today - the packing and late day drive to Winnipeg took its toll. By the time we showered and got coffee, etc. we didn't get to the highway until after 10. And then we sat in a line at the U.S. border.

When we finally got to the agent he sent us into the building as soon as he heard that we were bringing Stacey's stuff into the States.

So we sat and waited for our names to be called. Its a small world though for as we sat there our friend (sheldon's cousin) Stuart walked in with his wife and daughter. his daughter is going to UND for Law this year and they were going over to buy furniture.

When our name was finally called we told our story and the fellow went away to find Stacey's processing record. After 30 minutes or so he said he couldn't find it but he saw that she had paid her SEVIS fee so he sent us on our way.

We hit the highway again around 2 p.m.

Then the construction areas - we never did stop but there was enough construction to drop our average speed way down.

It became clear that we weren't going to make Omaha before sunset so we stopped in Sioux Falls for dinner. Checked into the Hilton and had a steak at the Texas Roadhouse - very South Dakota.

The scenery is wonderful here - rolling hills, ranches, corn and sky and more sky. Similar enough to the prairies but different enough to make it even more interesting.

My thoughts always to to thinking what this area must have been like before the farms, cows, and highways.

Tomorrow - perhaps Nashville