We decided to take a break from working on the van today so that we could drive to Rapid City, South Dakota to set up an address at America’s Mailbox and pick up our mattress that got sent to Sara and Peter’s mailbox. America’s Mailbox is a great service that provides addresses for wanderers like us, who don’t have a particular place to call home. The drive to Rapid City took about 5 hours but we passed the time pleasantly.
When we arrived, we got a hotel room that we didn’t plan to sleep in, so that we could establish residency in South Dakota. Apparently, all you need to establish residency in South Dakota is a receipt for one night in a hotel. Haha! I guess they want to make it easy for people like us to choose South Dakota over other states.
We decided to try taking showers in the hotel just to see if I could tolerate it. I went first and the warm water was so wonderful! Unfortunately, I started reacting just as Brett was finishing up his shower and we had to rush out of there. I could feel my throat swelling and had to decontaminate by rinsing my head, face and arms and changing my clothes. Still, I sort of think the warm water was worth it!
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