I am here. It took an extra couple of hours, but I'm grateful that I did not take any unscheduled detours into a ditch.
Here are some views of the desolate, wind-blown plains; it never did get very warm today (wind chills below zero)...
Even the interstate was kind of scary in places. The sun broke out when I got to the Missouri River for a little bit (where the deepest part of the river is now open--i.e., no longer frozen), then it was clouds all the way to Sioux Falls, where it is snowing now.
Here's the only pheasant I saw today:
Here's what the phone books are called here. :)
And here's evidence that I'm alive & well & in my fancy hotel room.
Ciao from the big city on the prairie,
9 hours ago