BEST WESTERN Vermillion Inn
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... and the sky is so big you can watch the weather as if it's playing on a huge overhead surround screen. Endlessly fascinating.
However, by the time I'd reached my destination I was done! Definitely ready for a break from the driver's seat.
Just as an aside, it took me awhile to figure out why so much corn and why it's still standing, all dried out. It's got to be for corn oil, biodiesel and/or animal ...
... irrigation pivot. Free bike wash!
We finally found the byway, which was an extremely desolate stretch of road. We drove through miles of gently sloping hills. The road stretched on and on, and our gas levels became lower and lower, with no gas stations in sight (or any signs of life, for that matter).
We pressed on, and with bikes still wet and low on gas, we rolled in to Pierre, South Dakota about 6:30 pm.
More corn fields on the way to Beresford. We came around a curve and what did we see in a field... we don't know. But it was big with huge horns. As we were getting closer to where the campground should be we see nothing but corn. But then we see an oasis of trees on a hill. This was the campground. Beautiful trees and grass. We found a Geo cache and even played Mah Jongg. A relaxing day!
It was so hot and humid that we knew it was going to be a good storm chase day, we woke up to 2 super-cells on the radar at 8am! Went to Lincoln for BBQ lunch and to get Laurie's camera cleaned before getting into position around Columbus. We positioned ourselves perfectly to witness large sister wedge tornados and a cone tornado as they made their way along highway 281 between Norfolk and Pilger, sadly this system went on to almost completely destroy the small town of ...
... with a theme of Remember when, with corn husks plus it is obviously a basketball court for a pro or amateur team.
The next thing we stopped for was to visit Falls Park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Sioux Falls is the largest city in South Dakota with some 150,000 people. The falls didn't have as much water running over them as I would expect this time of year, but nice just the ...