Day 2

 Well we made it! 

We got up around 5:30AM and we were on the road by 7:15. The ride was not too bad at all, although it seemed like it took FOREVER!. We stopped in Mitchell, SD for lunch. We spent about 45 minutes there. So, I was unable to make it to Cabelas, which is fine by me. When we got on the reservation it was amazing. The landscape here is so beautiful. We were able to stop and take pictures along the road. I cant even explain what it looks like, and my camera does not do it justice. We made it to our “Resort” (http://www.lakotaprairie.com/) around 6pm, we stopped just long enough for someone to get our keys. Our next stop was at Rosie’s Trading Post (http://www.singinghorse.net/) to drop off the trucks. We had to make to the Pow Wow by 7. The Pow Wow was so neat! I will never forget it. I could have sat there and watched them for hours. I did have an opportunity to eat some native food, but as you all know, I am not to adventurous. Maybe by the end of the trip I will try something new. At 10:30ish we got to our cabins. They are much nicer than I had pictured. The cabin has 3 beds, a bathroom, and a kitchenette.

While traveling to Pine Ridge, I saw some things that I have never seen before. The one thing that will stand out the most are the fatality markers. This is a small sign that is placed where someone was killed in an accident, and they either say “THINK” or “WHY DIE”. There were so many, I would not of been able to keep track. I tried to find a website that had an ongoing tally of how many were put up, but I did not have any luck. It is just kind of an eye opener to actually see where someone was killed

The picture I posted is the tepee at Rosie’s. On Thursday, we might be able to spend the night in it!!!  They claim it sleeps 10, but I dont know how. 

Ok enough with my rambling! I better get to bed since it is 12:00pm here, and we have to be up and ready to go by 7. 

Love Always

Lindsay Rose

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Day 1!

Well we finally made it to Des Moines, IA. We did not end up leaving Peoria until about 2pm. But, the ride was not terrible. We rode in a 15 passenger van, but there were only 9 people in it. We traveled in a caravan of 9 vehicles. It was quite the experience. The leader was not the best driver, but we managed. The best part of the ride was being able to talk to another instructor about past nursing school experiences. Mrs. Mattingly was great at helping Jess and I sort out some of our issues. We got to the hotel around 6:30pm. The rooms are nice, but cozy! I am very thankful the Jess came on this trip with me! As everyone already knows, my anxiety level is through the roof! I am very nervous about tomorrow because I have no idea what to expect. But, the van leaves tomorrow at 6:30AM, so I better get to bed.

FYI:::::::For those of you who do not know anything about where I am going, please take the time and watch this video. Just click on the link below. WARNING—— If you are a crier, you better grab a box of tissues.

http://vimeo.com/35557321

Love Always,

Lindsay Rose

Well here it goes…

This blog will help keep friends and family updated on my trip to South Dakota.