Denver and Diane both had to be in Rapid early, so they took off before we were up and asked us to meet them in town for breakfast. When we got there Diane's appointment had been postponed a bit so we went to Starbucks and got some work done, including Phase I of a client job Sue really needed to wrap up that day, while we were traveling.
When Diane was delayed for the third time she asked us to go eat without her, so we ate chicken fried steak and omelets with Denver and talked 'til noon. Not exactly an early start, but we only had 6 hours to Sioux Falls.
Except, we weren't going to Sioux Falls, we were going an hour north of Sioux Falls. Oh, and then, the time changes halfway across the state. Then we had to stop multiple times trying to find wireless access in the tiny towns crossing the plains.
But we did it.
Sue finished the client job, as she always does, to shouts of praise and thanks from her client, and her client's client. We crept into Arlington, South Dakota late in the dark, and, for a second time, missed meeting Mimi's husband. We did meet her kids, who, like all the kids we've met on this trip, were smart, polite, fun, and helpful.
We talked about baking bread in the morning and crashed on couches.