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Aug 17, 2008 - Mitchell, SD

Oh my goodness, what a couple of days we have had. We left Yellowstone and made it to Rapid City. We ate at Wendy's, very dirty place. The guy that was making our burgers had a bandana around his head, earphones in, wearing sweatpants that was down below his butt and guess what!!! He screwed up our order. Imagine that. We booked the hotel online through priceline.com. DON'T EVER DO THIS!!!! They lied to me up one side and down the other and charged us more than the hotel would have charged us. The hotel was supposed to have internet, hot...

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Jul 30, 2008 - Corn Palace Vs Rose Parade

Mitchell, South Dakota is located in the south eastern part of the state off Interstate 90. It is at 1,300 foot elevation and has a population of about 19,000 residents. It is very green here, lots of grass and trees. We camped at Mitchell Lake, a city owned park and campground. The campground is beautiful – much nicer than a commercial RV Park - and the lake is fair sized (large enough to ski on without having to go in circles). Despite the closeness of the water, we did not have the mosquito problem here – like we did at the last...

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Jul 29, 2008 - Left Spearfish,SD stopped for the night in Mitchell,SD

When we left Spearfish the weather was beautiful,the closer we got to the end of SD the weather started looking bad so we stopped for the night at a really nice RV park with lots of beautiful trees. By 8:30 it was thundering and lightening so we deciced to turn in for the night and continue on in the morning

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Jul 29, 2008 - Mitchell, SD

On Tuesday we drove another 350 miles eastward on Interstate 90 to Mitchell, SD, home of the Corn Palace. What is the Corn Palace you ask? The first Corn Palace was built in 1892 in Mitchell to highlight the farm land available in South Dakota. It was succeeded by a larger second building and then the current structure that was built in 1921. The building is of brick and is decorated annually with twelve murals on the exterior that are corn cob mosaics using cobs from a local farm. The mosaics are designed by a local artist and changed...

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Jul 29, 2008 - The trip across Iowa into Illnois and Indiana was all CORN

I have never in my life seen so much corn, there isn't a road we traveled that didn't have a zillion acres of corn growing, if it wasn't corn it was soybean and lots of it.The hills were very green and rolling no mountains and some beautiful old farms. We camped in Mitchell SD for the night and another beautiful campsite with lots of trees and beautiful weather.Then on to Nappanee, In. where they make the motor coaches, we are taking a tour tomorrow then we will tour this Amish country.There are many Amish families that work at this plant...

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Jul 29, 2008 - Mitchell, SD

We travelled north on Interstate 29 to Interstate 90. We are going this route because other ways are much higher in altitude, which affects Dan. We went as far as Mitchell, SD. We stayed at the R&R RV Campground for 1 night. Mitchell, SD is famous for the Corn Palace, and other touristy places. It also has a Cabella's, which we had to go and shop! This is where Dan gets his favorite shorts.

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Jul 27, 2008 - The Corn Palace, Mitchell, SD

Today we visited Mitchell, SD and the only Corn Palace in the World! Mitchell is a small town in South Dakota, but the Corn Palace draws people from all over. The Corn Palace is a brick and steel base building with areas where pictures made from all different colored corn are placed. Other South Dakota grains like milo, rye and oat heads are also tacked to the building and used in different designs. You can’t help but notice the wonderful grainy smell standing next to the building. The town redecorates the building annually based on a...

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Jul 22, 2008 - Corn Palace, Mitchell S.D.

We headed out this morning on I-90 West toward the Black Hills of South Dakota. To make things easier we kenneled Rusty and also had him neutered (sorry Rusty). Our first stop was The Corn Palace in Mitchell, S.D. Now if you have never been there, it is totally unique. The scenes are made from corn kernels. It amazed me that this has been going on since 1892. We all enjoyed it at recommend stopping in to see everything if you get the chance.

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Jul 11, 2008 - Mitchell, SD

Start odometer reading: 38,821 End odometer reading: 39,131 Even though it was a brutal travel day, we covered 310 miles today. Due to a major accident with a HAZMAT spill on I-29 we had to travel east on I-229 near Sioux Falls, SD to go west. We did finally reach I-90 which had miles of road construction and single lane traffic. According to NOAH, we were encountering 35 mph headwinds with gusts up to 50 mph on I-90. Driving was a challenge. The winds were so strong that the cover for our propane tanks blew off. The daytime temperature...

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Jul 9, 2008 - Mitchell - The Corn Palace

What better way to spend a stop-over evening than visiting the world’s only Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota. The Corn Palace Story There has been a Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota since 1892. Mitchell was a small, 12 year old city when the first Corn Palace was built. The $64,000 dollar question is “whatever would possess someone to cover a building with corn? Well, the city fathers wanted to put Mitchell on the map. In 1805, when Lewis and Clark traveled through the northern plains, they wrote in their journals that this area...

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Jun 29, 2008 - Mitchell, SD

6/29- We slept in a bit this morning since we were up late after the water heater burst last night. There have been a couple moments that I did feel were reminiscent of the movie RV!! At least there have been no explosions when emptying the tanks yet! Bill has been able to fix all these little things so far thank goodness. We had breakfast at the central pavilion area where there was also a church service going on for the campers who were keeping holy the Sabbath day. The 94 year old Baptist minister we met in Indiana who seemed a bit...

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Jun 29, 2008 - The Heartland

The wild fires in Big Sur are so sad - it is such a beautiful area - it was so green and wet when we were there it is hard to imagine it burning. A student intern park ranger told us that the most beautiful portion of SD was the Black Hills. While I think that is true to some extent, I found the rolling endless grasslands very beautiful. It was good to see so much land with just prairie grasses and cattle living there. So, the abrupt appearance of the Badlands is very strange. A person could travel a mile north or south of the Badlands and...

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