Wednesday, November 17, 2010

South Dakota at Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

Wishing all a blessed, safe and...

Happy Thanksgiving!

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In the sleepless wee hours of the morning, for the second time I serendipitously stumbled upon exciting news of the famous South Dakota float to be honored in the 2010 Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. This preview and news was found at Black Hills Travel Blog. Be sure to see it...a grand representation of Mount Rushmore...and more! Click the 'Sneak Peek' link below...

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The Today Show on NBC interviewed John Piper, Vice President at Macy's, from inside Macy's Parade Studio. Piper gave a sneak Peek at South Dakota's new float...


...and CLICK here to see the Float Design while under construction (also found at Black Hills Travel Blog)!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

· FOURTH Birthday at Mountains To Prairies B&B

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Rich and Wanda are the perfect example of a prime reason for having a Bed and Breakfast...forming friendships! Wanda's birthday has been celebrated four times at Mountains To Prairies. This year we surprised her with a blueberry muffin birthday 'cake', baked in a small bundt pan, and lit with three long candles... 1) remembering the past, 2) looking forward to the future, and 3) enjoying the beauty of today. And what a beautiful day in early November it is, with a sunny temperature of 75 cozy degrees!! Rich and Wanda began capturing the best of the warm weather even before breakfast, by taking a walk along the Mickelson Trail.

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Monday, November 1, 2010

· SPUDZ - Bearly Potato

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Two potato, three potato, four potato, five ...nope, just ONE. Guests of two nights were on their way to Arizona to present this zany 'bearly potato' to a relative. They dug it up in their own North Dakota potato patch. We just called it Spud, but SPUDZ is more like it! - Guests Diane and Alvin are long-time neighbors of my brother, sister and brother-in-law who live on the farm where I grew up ...and where the pictured apples grew! - ZANY a.k.a. peculiar, unconventional, strange, bizarre, funny, quirky, kooky, oddball.

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· ANTIQUES - Gifts for Newlyweds

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Mike and Jessi had been married all of 30 hours before arriving at Mountains To Prairies B&B for a three-night HONEYMOON stay. Much of their 'wedding money' was exchanged for antiques at Smiling Bear Antiques Shop, in-house with the B&B. They made careful and thoughtful selections. Many of the items they chose may one day very well be passed on to their grandchildren ...such as an antique oak Gingerbread Clock. They purchased the early 1900's oak-framed Shaving Mirror shown in the first photo, in which their happy image is nostalgically framed.

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