Historic Calumet Inn
Travel Blogs from Pipestone
We drove though the Badlands again this morning. It was fantastic; it was 6:00 am and there were no other cars in the park. We saw desert bighorn sheep along the way too.
Leaving the park, we jumped on I-90 all the way across South Dakota. We are about at the Minnesota/South Dakota border, and are staying at the Palisades State Park this evening.
Tomorrow, we plan to drive across Minnesota, into Wisconsin.
(We are back in the central time zone.)
... beautiful. I'm not just saying that because I was born in Minnesota. The autumn hues of the open prairie are amazing. Couldn't get many pictures today, but will capture some grasslands in the morning. Jaeck's apples baked in the fire with honey and butter. Hot coco with Rum helps to ease the chill in the air. Sadie is wrapped in a blanket ...
... the Great Lakes to the Rockies. The stone could be worked by stone-age tools, and a pipe needs to be drilled as well as shaped and decorated. The exhibition, film and talks presented the history and current use, and information about what the pipe was used for -- its central religious purpose. 'Peace pipe' doesn't do it justice.
From their ...
Drove west all day on US 14 -- a pleasant highway, mainly through farmland with scattered lakes and towns (in about equal numbers). The whole state of Minnesota is laid out on a numbered grid system. Pipestone, for instance, is where 80th Ave meets 101st St, aka US 75 meets MN 30.
I think the numbering restarts at each county border -- but it's a lot more informative (to a lost driver) than County ...
... what it was...) So there! Sioux Falls sits on billion year old quartzite, which was once covered by a mile thick glacier. Now a days the exposed rock bed makes for a lovely waterfall park in the center of town. We saw (and smelled) the Hormel plant nearby and elected not to take a tour. On to Minneapolis tomorrow to visit with Nancy Benson, an old peace corps friend. It's been hot. Did I say ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility