Super 8 Motel - Pipestone
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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.)
Today was Minnesota day. Rolling along two lane roads, past corn, soybeans, wind farms and ethanol plants. We took the back roads from Rochester to Pipestone, just to watch the combines harvesting corn and beans. Lots of cattle too, Charlois, Herfords, Angus. Even saw a farm that raised Shire draft horses. Pipestone being a National ...
"When you pray with this pipe, you pray for and with everything." -Black Elk
For countless generations, American Indians have quarried the red pipestone found at this site. These grounds are sacred to many people because the pipestone quarried here is carved into pipes used for prayer. Many believe that the ...
... and similar road names used in other states (naming no names).
Again had picnic lunch -- by a lake. Got to campsite by 4. Had swim !! Then bricquets again to make stew from carrots, onions and the roast beef -- lovely -- ate it all. Again very hot and humid, but virtually no mosquitoes. So hope we've left worst of mosquitoes in the Big Woods.
Tent still hot, but not as bad as first ...
... 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 ...