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Trip Start Apr 17, 2014
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Corn Palace, Sioux Falls
Day 6 (April 22) -- Crib just over for the night so let me update you with our standings: Denis - 7 games; Bev - 11 games. Seems I am off to a much better start this road trip. We all know it can change very quickly, though. Denis says we have covered almost 3000 km. as of tonight. I think he has been pushing himself a bit much especially considering he is not feeling great yet. Today was mostly along that not so interesting I-90 but we did make a couple of nice stops. First stop was to visit the World's only Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota. Who knew there was even a Corn Palace? The one we saw was the third one built in Mitchell. It is next to the City Hall and is rather unique for sure. The Corn Palace has been in existence since 1892. Some wonderful scenes depicted, this year with a theme of Remember when, with corn husks plus it is obviously a basketball court for a pro or amateur team
The next thing we stopped for was to visit Falls Park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Sioux Falls is the largest city in South Dakota with some 150,000 people. The falls didn't have as much water running over them as I would expect this time of year, but nice just the same-- you know how I like falls. And these ones were similar to the Shoshone Falls we have seen except smaller and the rock is a pink colour rather than the black/dark of the roc at Shoshone.
At some point today, also, we crossed the Missouri River-- the wide Missouri is how it's described in a song, I believe.
At Sioux Falls we left the I-90 and travelled the 29 south into Iowa to a Walmart and then back to North Sioux City to a KOA for the night. Nice park but wifi not too swift. Had considered we might need to boondock as the Passport America and Woodall was not showing this KOA.
I spied two pheasants early today along the I-90. Haven't often seen them in the wild. I read they are the state bird for South Dakota and there are many of them here. No other wildlife -- not even the typical pronghorns. And, once we hit Sioux Falls traffic increased as well. Though I-90 was a little boring at times at least the traffic was not bad. I think we will hit more traffic here on in and also less distance between towns and cities. When I look at the map it would seem that will be the case as we leave the Mount Rushmore state.
Let's see, Iowa makes our seventh state this trip.