Thanks for keepin' on reading. The next few posts will be about the ride up to South Dakota. Also wanted to give a plug for a new blog a friend of mine is writing. She works both in and out of the United States as a children's nurse.
The work has taken her through some gritty and intense adventures, the most recent of which being some work in the Dominican Republic. Her blog is devoted to writings about that trip. I highly recommend it. Find it here: http://bendingbirchtrees.blogspot.com/