Day 27 Mitchell to Wisconsin Dells
Trip Start Aug 20, 2008
34Trip End Sep 23, 2008
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We got up early and decided to forego breakfast and go downtown and find a Diner. We planned to couple this with a visit to the town of Mitchell's main attraction, The Corn Palace. We were really disappointed that we could not find a Diner downtown and had to opt for a local Coffee House instead, even worse, they had no Hash Browns! The one good thing was that we met a couple of lads from Leeds who were travelling East to West across the USA, so we were able to fill them in on all the places Dudes should aim for - in other words, everywhere we had been! They were travelling in an old van and camping along the way and asked if it got warmer as they went west - my, my, are they in for a surprise
The rest of the day was spent driving east. We did not have anything in particular to see in the area and we wanted to get on as much as we could. In fact, unless you are an aficionado of Corn or Sunflowers, the 500+ kms offered little else. The only thing of note was passing the town where Mary Ingles (author of Little House on the Prairie) lived. We left South Dakota behind, crossed into Minnesota, where the scenery changed very little. Toward the late afternoon the ground began to become more rolling and the sparse trees gave way to scattered woods. Soon we dropped down into the Mississippi valley and crossed the mighty river into Wisconsin, where we found a campsite for our overnight stop. all credit to Chrissy who drove most of the day.