I rode the Irene-Viborg-Centerville-Wakonda loop again today, a nice 42 mile loop. Rather uneventful, a peacefull ride that allowed a lot of day dreaming. I made one stop in Centerville for a break - since the bakey was closed and I couldn't have an apple fritter - I stopped at the convenience store. I've become a regular there this summer and the folks are always very nice and at least seem interested when they ask where I'm biking to today. One interesting thing I saw was a large flock of turkeys (about 20) crossing highway 19.
My husband and I went to Sioux Falls in search of a fire pit but decided for the price we could probably build something ourselves - or I should say, I'm confident my husband can build it! I did find the perfect arbor though. It was not in stock so had to be ordered but that will also be one of the fall projects on the "honey-do" list.
We ran into a friend at Lowes and chatted awhile. He is the county road supervisor so I asked him about what roads are going to be chipped sealed this year. Here is the bad news of the day - starting on Sep. 8th they will chip seal the Wakonda road (302 St), the road south of Meckling to the Timber Road, and the Burbank Road.