Once In A While…

Stockgrowers Association sign

Once in a while a road warrior will turn a corner and find themselves looking up at the coolest thing they’ve ever seen. For me, that coolest thing is often a barn, a bend in the road, an old building or a sign. That’s exactly what happened to me while walking around Rapid City, South Dakota with my pal Johnna last summer.

The building is a little nondescript but the sign is amazing. We just don’t make advertising signs with this kind of character anymore. And in case you’re wondering, it does light up. We went back after dark and it looked stunning.

Cedarville

Cedarville coffee shop.jpg

On a recent drive through Cedarville, it occurred to me how many neat buildings and views there are in this little village. I made a mental note to go back this fall and walk around a bit.

I always look forward to seeing this building – it’s on the corner at a traffic light so there’s usually time to admire it. Today it’s called Beans-N-Cream, serving as a coffee shop and cafe. The building began life as a bank and has been all sorts of things over the years including a barber shop. It looks like the place to be so I’ll stop by for a veggie wrap or maybe just a scone and some hot chocolate when I visit.