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Travel Blogs from Carthage
June 19th – Day 46
From Kadoka we travelled to De Smet SD
via the Corn Palace in Mitchell. This is an interesting place. Every
year the outside is redone in corn murals. The inside has murals that
remain the same although they replensish them every ten years or so
when the corn starts to go bad. It's a little bizarre and quirky.
Most of the year it is a venue used for basketbal games, concerts,
school events ...
... under the door and the rest was totally dry. Nice engineering!
I didn't have my contacts in, so everything was totally blurry, which added to the surreal feeling of the whole thing. I watched the storm out the window for a while, and then laid back down to try to sleep. Fortunately, I had brought earplugs with me (I always do while traveling), and with those in, I was able to block out the sound of the rain on the wagon roof and go back to sleep.
... boys really enjoyed the book as well and will hopefully read the series too! Clare seemed to have a great third birthday and crashed right to sleep that night!
After getting everyone settled into bed Aimee had a quiet moment to walk around the homestead and through the fields and thought about this amazing place we were staying. There was a tower you could climb to see all their ...
... Laura” and “Pa, the boy fiddler” play “Oh Susanna” and the sun sets over the prairie, although I’m posting it from the lobby of the Hampton Inn. I'll add pictures later.
Laurel adds: As Sarah said, there were lots of other pilgrims and we saw quite a few who'd been at Walnut Grove the night before and also got trapped in the weather. One woman had been at the campground and they evacuated everyone to ...
Disclaimer: this entry is mostly/entirely about Chris McCandless...
I Stopped for gas and lunch in Mitchell (tempted by the Corn Palace) and realized that Carthage SD of "Into the Wild" fame was less than half an hour away. as i drove down the back country roads to get there i started thinking about what about this place kept chris's interest so much... was it the ...