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Sep 20, 2020 - Badlands and Bighorns

Kadoka, SD This was, again, a travel day as we continue to move west. We are definitely no longer among the trees and lakes of Minnesota. Although we have seen fields of sunflowers, wheat, corn, soy beans and milo, the majority of the land is used for raising cattle. There are miles and miles of gently rolling hills covered with grass - a little brownish looking, but still grass - with cattle munching contentedly. We have experienced the Badlands in the spring when it is really quite attractive and in the summer when it is simply beastly,...

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Sep 26, 2016 - Kadoka, SD - Dignity

(Ron Writing) We intended to leave Mitchell yesterday but there was a very strong wind out of the west so rather than fight that we just spent another day relaxing in Mitchell. This morning the wind wasn’t nearly as strong so we headed west on I-90. We made a long stop at the I-90 rest area just east of the Missouri River at Chamberlin, SD. This rest area is on a high bluff overlooking the Missouri River and the site on the west side of the river where the Lewis and Clark Expedition made camp on both their west and east bound travels. The...

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Sep 12, 2014 - Day 20

today - 111.5 miles, 4100 feet climbing. My Garmin ran out of charge so no real numbers available. STARTED THE DAY COLD - 30 degrees so I wore everything I could to stay warm. The day did get up into the 50's so it was not too bad. At least it was dry. Not much to see until we got into the Badlands National Park - wow. I have attached one photo to show what it looks like. Ran into two Bighorn sheep out grazing close to the road and they were amazing. Photo also attached. also, there were hundreds of prairie dogs. The trip around the park...

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jakes bike ride

May 21, 2013 - Heading West

5/21 2:30 PM CT Sitting at rest areas on I-90 west eating lunch and waiting for a storm to go by. Heavy rains and strong winds out of the north. Rough driving. 7:00 PM MT Finally gave up with the wind and rain and pulled in behind a small store on I-90 about 90 miles east of Rapid City. The map on left should show our position> (19) Temp outside now is 48* with 38* for the am. Driving thru S Illinois and Mo., Sunday, it was 91*! Think I posted a picture of the Arch going thru St Louis in a thunder storm..

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Sep 2, 2011 - Day 33 Kadoka, SD

We didn't see any bears on our journey so we decided to stop at Bear Country USA. It wasn't quite what we had in mind but we did see lots of bears. Went to Mt. Rushmore but I still was not feeling well so we didn't stop. We drove through the Bad Lands, it is so desolate. Felt a little better so we did get out of the car and walked a little. Spent the night in Kadoka, SD.

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May 20, 2011 - Badlands of South Dakota

After cruising I90 and seeing the "burma shave" signs for 1880 Town, we decided to stop. It turned out to be the best $8 entrance fee to a tourist exhibit I think we will spend on this trip. We were expecting something spectacular from the promises on the road signs, but when we pulled in, it was questionable. We were met by a jovial elderly gentleman all dressed for the part. When he only charged $8 to get in, we figured no matter what was inside this town we would probably get our money's worth. This place reminded me somewhat of...

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Sep 29, 2009 - Kadoka, SD: un truck stop

Départ vers 9 heures après plusieurs de sommeil. La route doit nous amener quelque part avant les Badlands, pour un autre arrêt temporaire après 6 à 7 heures de route. La route ressemble à celle de la veille sauf que nous sommes rendus au South Dakota. Toutefois, après avoir traversé la rivière Missouri, le paysage change et nous montons sur des plateaux où l’autoroute se continue, avec de magnifiques champs de tournesol et de maïs, bien sûr. La lecture de certaines brochures touristiques locales nous apprend que le coin est réputé pour...

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Périple CAN-USA-MEX

Oct 28, 2008 - Day 199 Kadoka SD

Day 199 Tuesday 28th October Kadoka SD We had another chilly nite. Lowest outside temp was -5.4C (approx 22F) and 0C inside the RV (that’s bloody freezzzzzing you know), thank goodness the thermals were doing their job, yep even I succumbed to wearing them last nite, we were nice and toasty in bed. Man it was sure cold outside, even at lunch time I think it was still hovering around the freezing mark, i.e. 0C. After breakfast we headed out of our parking spot in the park only to see 4-5 deer nearby in the cemetery across the road. I...

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Jul 12, 2008 - Badlands National Park

Start mileage: 39,131 End mileage 39,344 We covered 213 miles today, mostly touring. We’re on Mountain Time now. We left our trailer at the Kadoka Campground and took the Route 240 loop through Badlands National Park. IT WAS AWSOME!! It took us almost 5 hours to travel the 32 miles. We ooh’d and ah’d and stopped frequently along the way. Of course, with A’s Golden Age Pass, admission was free. We could have spent far more time there exploring the numerous trails. We learned about popcorn rock and mud balls. In addition to the spires,...

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Jul 15, 2007 - Day 21, Kadoka, SD

Amazing as it is almost half way through the Big Ride! We departed Rapid City under threating sky's. Most did not think it would rain so no one took rain gear but to our surprise the clouds got thicker and darker and we did experience a light rain fall! The best part of this cloud cover was that the day was allot cooler which made doing the century allot easier - if a century ride can be considered easy? The part of today's ride that was the most difficult was the number one enemy of the riders - the wind. Seemed like no matter which way...

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May 6, 2007 - Mitchell to the Badlands

New day! Early up and plans for the day are discussed over coffee. Still windy but there is a good weather forecast with winds and chance of showers, we can handle that. Mitchell SD is the home of the famous Corn Palace so that is our first official vacation stop. Unusual building covered in real corn cobs with multiple colors and a beautiful inside stage/arena used for community events and shows. http://www.cornpalace.org/ Robin found her concrete coffee table base in a shop in Mitchell but it was close (Sunday) and it had a price tag of...

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17 Days in May 2007

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