Our first two days in North Dakota:

“Our first full day in Bismarck at the ranch. Papa Ronnie had just picked up his new toy, a Kawasaki “mule”. Grammie took us 4-wheeling across the corn fields before giving driving lessons to Anna and Aly. Anna took off and almost ran down Papa, where Aly was more conservative. Then we spent the afternoon shopping at the mall. The girls picked up some great deals. Ellie fell in love with one of the dogs, Tork. He was her buddie the rest of the week.”

Here’s Anna’s adventures in driving:

“Sunday was the first day of the Just for Kicks dance camp. After I dropped Anna and Aly off at the University of Mary for camp, Ellie and I helped Grammie in the garden. Then cousin Ireland joined us for a quick (cold) swim in the Missouri River. Took the girls on a quick tour along the river road before meeting Papa Lee and Jolene for dinner at Applebees. Anna & Aly each ate a big dessert. Went over to Papa and Jolene’s house to visit and play with the cats. Ellie’s favorite cat buddy is still Guenther.”