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Sunday,   8/20


I have finally seen the Corn Palace in Mitchell, SD and it is amazing.  Dave had seen it as a youngster but didn’t remember the full impact of it.  We spent about an hour looking at all of the designs created this year and then visited the picture gallery to view all of the proceeding years creations.  Enjoyable art!!!   Dave was disappointed there wasn’t one created in his birth year but due to WW 2 they missed a few years.  Every spring they remove last year’s designs and prepare the walls for the coming year.  The grasses go up first, then when the corn has ripened they cut each corncob down the middle and attach into place with a staple gun.  Different colored corn is used to create the designs.  A must see!


On a different note, we went across I-90 and visited Cabalas, which is an outdoor sportsman’s dream.  It is full of anything you might desire if you are into hunting, fishing, etc.  We went in to view the display of wild animals.  Some taxidermist (s) was a master at his trade.  There was also a 5,000-gallon aquarium with different fish that a sportsman would fish for.  There was even a turtle hiding under a tree.  J


Sunshine and miles of grasslands with grazing cattle and sheep to entertain us as we are headed towards the Bad Lands.  They grow sunflowers here too, acres and acres.


Changed time zone @ 3:42 today.  We are now on Mountains Time, just 1 hour different from home.  That might make it easy to get up earlier for the next couple of mornings.  LOL


Our first look of the Bad Lands was with a backdrop of black clouds and lightning.  Great show for us, it’s been a long time since we had that treat.


Gas @ Kennebec….. $3.119 gal

WaltJake says:
You were there shortly after we were. Beautiful area!
Posted on: Mar 18, 2007
X_Drive says:
Now you are headed into the area where we spent a few days this summer. Very nice. Not that where you 've been already isn't. :)
Posted on: Aug 20, 2006
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