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South Dakota has fantastic parks and I’m fortunate to have friends who share my love of the outdoors, including Marty. Together we’ve visited Arrowhead Park in Sioux Falls and Palisades State Park, Split Rock Park and Devil’s Gulch in Garretson, South Dakota. While in Garretson, be sure to lunch at Annie’s, shop Main Street and visit the museum and library (call ahead for hours). Stop in at Oakridge Nursery & Landscaping near Brandon, SD, even if you’re not planting. The colors, scents and displays are good for the senses and one’s soul.
A Bit About Marty
New to Sioux Falls and wanting to continue student mentoring, I went to the nearest elementary school and was assigned to two students in her second grade classroom. When one hears, “You get more from mentoring than you give,” it’s spot on. I learn and grow from my mentees, but in this case, I got a lifelong friend in Marty. From my perspective, we just clicked. She retired and now mentors too. We share coffee, tales, laughs, worries and a love of nature and children. Everyone needs a friend like Marty to go parking with.
Linda Leier Thomason is a former CEO who writes freelance business and travel stories, along with feature articles. Her work experiences include a Fortune 500 corporation, federal government, entrepreneurship and small business. Find out more about Linda by clicking the “Meet Linda” tab above. Interested in working together? Complete this form below.
Copyright. April 2015. Linda Leier Thomason.