Historic Calumet Inn
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Travel Blogs from Pipestone
... now humid too. Ohhh for the long suffering traveler. (Can you hear the settlers rolling over in their graves? Corn fields stretch over the horizon in every direction along rte.23. Soy beans too. Staying the night at Camden State Park. Here they are trying to reestablish the original prairie with native grasses, and flowers. With the oaks and cottonwoods along the river it makes a compelling ...
We took to the road after a quick complimentary breakfast, at our (not so) fancy motel, on paper plates and cardboard cups. We waved goodbye to the bikers as we crossed the black hills... Or so we thought. They followed us an us them all the way to the Palisades!
With 6h30 driving ahead of us, when Alex suggested a detour to see the badlands, Eli and zo were a little apprehensive, but when we thought we had missed our chance (passing the badlands loop), we were ...
... elevators. We have also seen lots of windmills (the modern, big kind) which reminds us of Europe. Mattias loves the bales of hay in the fields as well. Where in New England we have rectangular bales, here they are round. It is fun to discover all the little differences we see. Last night Chris and Shawn told us of a really big biker rally which is centered in Sturgis, SD. We are just seeing our first groups of bikers ...
... and I can see why the 10 or so Canadian campers at Big Pine are spending their 2 week holidays there! Lots to see and do!
- We take a diversion at Wall SD and take a 1 hour loop through BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK. This is spectacular and again ...
... into the nearest town, Mitchell, to look at some shops. It was nice to spend some time with them and they certainly entertained us. Tonight Tammi's mum and dad came out for dinner with us and Tammi put on a lovely spread. We will have to cut down our meals now that we will be back on our own tomorrow. It has been a nice time here and so good to see the farming operation ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking