|Unbeknownst to us we needed a lazy day. We got it Oahe Downstream Rec Area on the Missouri River. Look for our campground in the river photo(in the trees on the right). Incidentally, Lake Oahe is the largest Missouri River reservoir. Sure enough we sat by the river reading all day long. Lewis and Clark began their assignment from near-by Ft. Pierre. The Missouri River dominates the the landscape making it the home of South Dakota Great Lakes. It was a pleasure watching several generations of families enjoying themselves who were camping around us. No boom-boom music, no dropped waist pants, teen-agers congenially mingling with their families, etc. I'm going out on a limb-South Dakota is a low keyed, hospitable state. Sunday we ventured out to tour the state capitol. Imagine our surprise when entering the capitol doors there was no metal detector! And, not only that, the entire building was open to the public. It is stunning with its murals, stained glass,and elaborate tile work. Pierre(peer) has a population of 14,000! It has a score of historic homes, dating from the late 1800's through the mid-20th century. The National Register of Historic Places placard appeared on many of the homes. Touring while "cotton" swirled around our heads(from the cottonwood tree). Birds, pheasants are colorful and plentiful. Sometime in the next two weeks Minnesota will be anxiously awaiting our arrival-wait a minute, we are anxious to go as we've never been to Minnesota! Tonight the camper is perched high atop a hill overlooking the Missouri. Experiencing less densely populated areas has a good feeling.