Wednesday, August 26, 2009

You Know You Are In The Midwest When......

Have you been to SD?
This is what it looks
like at 70mph

Midwesterners have a reputation for being nice. Movies make us look ridiculous with this. But, I do have to say there is something to it.

We are standing in the parking lot of the mall in Sioux Falls, SD at 9 pm tonight scanning the visitor guide and haggling for a better hotel rate over the phone (thank goodness our cell reception returned... Verizon we couldn't here you in Colorado...sigh- sorry Adam, but it is true!) Ok, so making phone calls. The back of the van is open with the suitcases showing, the kids are running around burning some pent up energy, the dog is going from window to window in the van and we have out of state plates, and a trailer - obviously we are not from this town... you get it.

So. We get asked not once, not twice, but three or four times if we needed help or directions. How nice are you guys :) It is so good to be home.


TheChicGeek said...

So nice to be around nice people. I think when people live in less crowded areas they are more relaxed and take time to go out of their way to be nice. That's a beautiful thing!

Have fun in South Dakota...kiss a cow for me...LOL

Teasing :)

Have a Wonderful Trip, Julie!

Anonymous said...

Hi I heard there are a few good people around, Washington and the dakotas are full of them.

Adan said...

there are a few things to remember when you are traveling with a cell phone.

Your geography has everything to do with cell reception. looked over the coverage map of VZW and AT&T. Both have spotty coverage at best. Mountains are not really condusive to proper coverage.

and the other thing to remember is that your phone is programed to have the best coverage within 100 miles of home. When you travel, it is suggested that you re-program your phone, just to make sure you have the best coverage available. you ca do this by dialing *228 then use option 2 to update your phone.

glad you had a great trip!!!

dannyd said...

I think that the reason that Midwesterners are nice, as you have described it, is that they get to be in the sunshine more often, and there are more hills to just chill on.

Glad you had fun, and hopefully you can see this post. I think you will enjoy it: