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Today we drove from Pipestone, MN across South Dakota. Lots of prairie land and CORN! Along the way stopped at the Corn Museum in Mitchell, SD. We felt we needed to stop at the Corn Museum because we hadn't had enough off-beat stuff as the Spam Museum in MN was closed.
Badlands is absolutely spectacular. We viewed some of the sites, but tomorrow is yet another day. Will be taking the Badlands Loop Road, and also do some hiking. Unbelievable.
... farm but expect to see many more as we travel west towards the Badlands.
Had rain last night for the first time on our trip. Awoke to heavy winds shaking the van as rain pelted the windows. Parted the curtains just enough to make sure the Missouri River, which sat only a short distance from our campsite, wasn't overflowing its banks. No worries...all's well.
Traveled from Missouri Valley, Iowa today to the Pipestone National Monument. Wonderful national monument that features the pipestone layers of rock that Native Americans used for carving artifacts, particularly pipes. The rock is a deep red rock that is polished with bees wax.
Tomorrow on to the Badlands, with a stop at the Corn Palace - a funky palace in Mitchell, South Dakota.
So driving through Minnesota today we saw a helicopter with a guy hanging from a line similar to the military and then he slowed at the power line pole. The power poles are approximately 100 feet tall metal, and apparently the local power company uses a helicopter to get guys from pole to pole to work on them. The helicopter yo weed at the power pole to let the guy transfer to the arm with the wires. Who knew ...
... 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.
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