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Theresa what city in SD are you moving to ? It would be a beautiful trip during the summer :)
Yes, Imagine all the people living in the Dakota's today.
i lived in iowa for a while in the early 80s. I loved the people there. I think you are going to have a wonderful experience despite the
difficult weather in summer and winter.
Have you read Kathleen Norris's book Dakota? It was fascinating to me & might give you some insight to the area.
I moved from the Midwest to southern California just over a year ago. I don't regret the move. But I do miss my dear friends even though we talk frequently on the phone or through Facebook. I had to get rid of so much stuff & I still find stuff now that I wonder why it was packed! I lived in Indianapolis for 30 years so I really had to readjust. I'm older than you & retired, plus I had to deal with mobility problems almost from the beginning so I have had an adjustment period that's been slow. As I continue to gain strength, I hope to get out more, explore & pursue interests. Just look for activities, especially in your church and those that revolve around your interests--or seek out new ones. Also, expect a grieving period for what you have left behind.
I'm moving to Aberdeen. What I know so far is the population is about 26k and the community is close nit. I was advised that it a strong Catholic community. I think my chances of finding a Catholic man just went up by 100% yay.
Differences between the Dakotas:
North Dakota is the Number 2 oil producing state in the nation, just behind TX. South Dakota has Mount Rushmore. North Dakota has The North and South Units of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. South Dakota has the Black Hills. Both states have lots of Indian reservations and pow wows, which I recommend.
South Dakota has my ex-father-in-law; North Dakota has my ex-husband, when hs not saving the world elsewhere. Ergo, Margo from Fargo lives in Menomonie.
Theresa, I have friends in Aberdeen. When are you leaving? I'll need to give you their contact info if it's OK with them.