My mom is here (YAY GRANDMA!) and Mike and I managed to get away for a couple nights. We didn't go far, about 20 miles north to a camping cabin at a state park, but it was so lovely and relaxing. We did nothing but read, listen to baseball, take a little drive, watch the boats, and drink beer. And I made a few hexies (no matter how hard I tried, Mike was not interested in helping.)
I took a few pictures.
This is exactly what the middle of South Dakota looks like, abandoned house and all.