Dakota Spur Hotel
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... Mitchell, SD, home of the one and only Corn Palace. Gas in Murdo was $3.45/gal. At about 2:00PM we stopped for lunch in Chamberlain, SD at Taco John's. Haven't eaten there for quite some time and wanted to change things up a bit. Got to Mitchell about 4:00PM and stopped for groceries at good ole Wal-Mart again. Hooked up at the Rondee Campground, kicked back with a beer and wine. Settled in for the night after having dinner and playing a couple of games of cribbage.
... to cash in on it.
The place is huge, about 20 shops or "departments" inc. bookshops, expensive looking art galleries and such. It is a tourist trap. To be fair it was good fun to wander and take it all in, but in the end it is the souvenir version of Las Vegas... intended to part travellers from their money.
We headed back from Wall, striking a mighty rain storm and some of the worlds dumbest drivers at the same time. If you are going to overtake ...
This morning Jane gave us an official tour of the fish hatchery. It was my first trip to a fish hatchery so I was fascinated. Grant was working (volunteering) at the train car. It was an exact replica of the cars that transported the fish to different parts of the country. It was an interesting science on how they did it. Later in the afternoon, Grant and Jane took us for a drive to nearby Belle ...
... Ranch, what a pretty place. We sat out on the deck for a couple of hours. It was very relaxing.
Mileage Tank Miles Total Gallons MPG Gas Cost Cost Per Mile
682.5 147.4 50,741.5 3.96 37.22 $16.39 $0.11
798.0 115.5 50,857.0 2.68 43.10 $12.07 $0.10
179.8 total miles for today
... and sent to the US for forensic tests. The results showed they were not the remains of Butch and Sundance. Other stories claim they returned to the States where Butch lived under the assumed name of William K. Phillips in Spokane, WA, until his death in 1937. Sundance was said to have returned, married Etta, and lived under an assumed name until he died in 1957, and was buried in Casper, WY.