Getting corny in SD

Trip Start Jun 20, 2010
Trip End Jul 10, 2010

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Friday, June 25, 2010

We have moved on to a new state, South Dakota. We will be here for the next few days. It was a long travel day for us and we picked up our rental car as well,  We will have that until we move on to Wyoming in a few days.

 The RV bug has really bitten Rob. He is liking the whole thing. You all know how much Rob loves to chat. Well, there is always someone to chat with at an RV park.The people are not pushy though. If you want to be left alone that is fine too, I have to say so far we have only met really nice
people so far. I am afraid the chinese water torture about owning an rv of our own will begin soon. I have already caught Rob looking at rv magazines and classifieds. He will just keep dripping away at me until I can take it no longer! I must admit we have seem some beautiful rigs. They are amazing inside. 

The landscape of Southern Minnesota and Eastern South Dakota is immense. The prairies and farm go on for miles and miles. We have seen too many corn fields to count as well as soy bean and for the first time , wind farms. The turbines are just massive!

After setting up camp, we headed into town to visit the one and only CORN PALACE. Where else in the world would you find a palace made of corn but here in the United States. The palace is not actually made entirely of corn but it is covered with mosaics made of only corn. The design is changed yearly and is done by local artists. It sounds pretty corny but is actually pretty cool to see. The Corn Palace has been in existence since the late 1800's. We took some pictures and then fooled around in the gift shop. Robbie and Cara chipped in to buy a corn hat. It is pretty silly.(See photo).

Once back at the campground we headed to the pool to cool off since it was a stifling 92 degrees(even at 7:30P.M). The campground is nice and the owners informative. In fact, they told usin the event of severe  weather, if they come banging on the door, just run to the storm shelter in the basement of the office building. We are just across the way and I was glad of the instructions but still a bit unnerved. To add to that bit of excitement, the local river is at flood stage and is just down the road but we are on much higher ground so that at least was comforting.

 It did not take Robbie long to make a friend and he was off playing happily and was out of his sisters' hair. Not as exciting as earlier posts but still a good day all around.
We are getting an early start tomorrow as we head off to Badlands National Park. Stay tuned more to come tomorrow, same bat time, same bat station.
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Gramgerry&Papa on

Well for corn sakes!!!! Robbie that is some HAT!! I am very glad to hear that you have a plan in case of severe weather. Hopefully you won't have to use it.I really love reading this every morning, it makes me happy to know you are O.K. and having a great time, I just wish I was there with you guys.

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