August 5, 2008
It was a nice ride from Sergeant Bluff to Sioux Center. It was hillier than many thought it would be; not nasty hills -- more like fun rollers. We stopped at Ireton. The church there turned out to welcome us with strawberry smoothies and root beer floats. It was a nice treat. We reached Sioux Center just before noon and were welcomed at Dordt College, where we get to stay in some nice --not next to the railroad tracks-- dorm rooms. With great e-mail access, I might add. One of the first people to greet me on campus was Dale Z, an old friend. He is going to be working at Dordt and was going through orientation. I called my cousin, Jan Buyert on the spur of the moment and true to form he ran right over and picked me up to have lunch with the family. We had pizza for supper, supplied by Pizza Ranch, a real treat. Dordt hosted a celebration rally after supper and it was well attended by the locals. All in all it was a very nice stay in Sioux Center. Sleeping on a bed in a quiet dorm was especially nice.