Monday, June 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Moppa

Today Moppa turned 60 years old.  She said it was okay because she says, you are only as old as you feel.  She said she chooses to only feel 40.  Anyway, Happy Birthday, Moppa.

Poppa and I gave her a present and so did Mr.Jim  and Ms. Ellie. South Dakota 2009 144

Pop and I gave her that really cool pink ipod nano.  Mr. Jim and Ms. Ellie gave her that pepper grinder and peppercorns.  Moppa was so excited about the pepper grinder because it has a light on it and it is electric.

She is charging the ipod so she can put music on it.  I can hardly wait so I can listen to it too.

After she opened her presents, we took her to lunch in Custer.   We ate at

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The Wrangler Cafe.  Everyone ordered Buffalo Burgers except for me and I wanted fish sticks and French fries.  Everything was good.  When we finished, we went to Custer State Park to

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Legion Lake Resort.  They rent these

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paddle boats there and we were going to take Moppa for a ride.  But, we got there and Poppa and Mr. Jim could not ride because the man said they weighed too much.  So, Ms. Ellie and I had to take Moppa for a ride.

We saw some

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ducks.  And we paddled over to this

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big rock.  And we saw some men fishing and some kids swimming.  And after we had paddled around for awhile, it was time to take the boat back to the dock.

We had lots of fun.  I am sorry Poppa and Mr. Jim couldn’t get in the boats.  When we left the Legion Lake, Poppa wanted to go see if we would find some more buffalo.  It didn’t take long until we saw

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these two big guys by the side of the road.  Poppa and Mr. Jim thought that was pretty cool.  Then we drove on down the road and all these cars were parked and these people were out looking at something.  It was then that we saw

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this really big buffalo.  The signs say be careful because buffalo can be dangerous, but we could get out of the car and stand on this bridge and look at him.  We watched him for a while and then he walked off to go to the stream to get a drink.  We got back in the car and decided to take a drive

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down this road.  No one knew where it went, but they wanted to drive on it anyway.  Poppa was driving and driving, and then he said oh no…and this was the reason…

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So, we had to turn around and come back to town.  Poppa said it would be okay, because the bell had not gone off yet and we would have enough gas to get back to town.  We did, but, we still don’t know where that road goes.  Maybe we can go see another day.

After, Poppa got gas, we just went back to the RV Park.  Ms. Ellie made Moppa

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this great chocolate birthday cake.  After dinner, we had some with ice cream.  It was yummy.

Well, I am pretty sure Moppa had a good birthday.  She got some cool presents, and we took her out for the day, and she said lots of family and friends called her today to wish her a Happy Birthday.  She said to tell everyone thanks for making this day special.

Well, it is about my bedtime, so I had better go for now.  Come back tomorrow to see what is happening in Custer, South Dakota.



  1. Happy Birthday, Dortha! Welcome to the Club of 60!

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DORTHA! It was nice seeing you yesterday. Sorry, I didn't know it was your birthday until this morning when I read Ellie's blog. Hope you had a wonderful birthday in the beautiful Black Hills.


  3. Happy Birthday Dortha, hope you had a great day, see ya down the road!

    Stay Safe

  4. Happy Birthday Dortha! I'm a day late too, but still wanted to wish you a great birthday. It's not bad getting into the 60's.

  5. Didnt know it was your birthday Dortha. Thats what happens when you leave facebook!
    Sounds like you had a great day.
    Happy Birthday!!

  6. Happy Belated Birthday, Dortha. Looks like you are having a wonderful time with Caden.

  7. OMG, I can't believe I missed your birthday!!! Sounds like you had a great day! I've been a little too busy lately to be online much but things are much better now. Again, HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY!!!

    Debbie & Rod