Monday, May 28, 2012

Buffalo Up Close and Personal!

Sweetie got her first view of buffalo up close and personal today. I thought she might be scared or at least curious, but she acted like she didn't even notice them!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Crossing the Missouri River

Sweetie and I have been traveling for days! One thing we have learned here in South Dakota, and that is stock up on supplies when you see a town, because towns are few and far between. Today we crossed this bridge. It's called the Chamberlain-Oacoma Bridge. On one side is Chamberlain and on the other is Oacoma. The bridge goes over the Missouri River.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Corn Palace

Sweetie and I were trudging along and suddenly we saw the most amazing building. We thought it was a mirage, but it wasn't! It was The Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota. Sweetie thought the building looked good enough to eat, so I took her to the nearest farm market to buy her some corn!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The DENNY Awards!

Each year Discovery gives out special awards to the DEN stars for their support, leadership, or enthusiasm for the DEN. I knew we had to stop somewhere to watch the awards, because the big announcement for the Dr. Lodge Video Challenge was going to be made. Sweetie and I pulled over at a hotel restaurant and I asked if I could use their wifi. They were so enamored with Sweetie's beauty, I could have got them to yes to anything. I was sad for the Ponderous Pandas when I heard they didn't win, but then I thought about what a feat it was to just have made the finalists. I sent a congratulatory edmodo to them. What I really hadn't counted on was that Sweetie and I would win two other awards. One was for that fabulous trip we took to Chicago to see all the other DEN Stars and the other one is below.

Watch the DENNY awards below and see who else won an award.
Animoto created by: R. J. Stangerlin

Monday, May 14, 2012

South Dakota!

Sweetie and I just crossed into South Dakota and we are in the beautiful town of Sioux Falls. You should really take a trip to see this place. Check out the falls! Aren't they gorgeous? If you want to see more pictures of this town or maybe you want to visit sometime, go to this site to learn more:

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Dr. Lodge Video Challenge Finalists!

Sweetie and I just got the most amazing news today!!!! The Ponderous Pandas (my fifth grade class) were named finalists in the Dr. Lodge Video Challenge!!!! Now we are asking all of you to please go to the site and vote for them.  Sweetie and I are making frequent stops today so we can vote.  Their video is called SHAKE, Abernethy PA. Here is the link:    Dr. Lodge Video Challenge

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Cottonwood, MN

Still in Minnesota! Heading into the little town of Cottonwood to spend the night.

On our way here, Sweetie and I had quite a fright. We saw this moose and he saw us too. He didn't look very happy!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Willmar, MN

We've arrived in Willmar today. Note that Sweetie is wearing her Derby hat in honor of the Kentucky Derby today! She never misses celebrating the Triple Crown races!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

St. Cloud, MN

We found this man-made prairie in St. Cloud, Minnesota. A veterinarian named Dr. Pamela Gerds supports urban prairie landscaping and she turned the acre around her pet hospital into a prairie. Isn't that cool?