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Sep 16, 2008 - Mitchell, SD - No Escape From South Dakota Today

It was cool and clear this morning. I have been very fortunate with the weather so far. Temperature swings are great with low 40’s in the evening and high 80’s in the day. It is hard to dress for such variances. Bell Fourche’s claim to fame is being at the centre of the nation, so I guess I am half way to Maine. There was an old timer in the parking lot with two flat tires when I was loading the bike. I offered to help but he had already called the AAA. It was a quick ride to Sturgis on the Interstate. The speed limit is 75 MPH so you can...

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Aug 25, 2008 - Mitchell, South Dakoda

AUGUST 25th WE woke up early, there was some traffic leaving our RV site at that time, must of been what woke us up. Norm convinced me to get up that way we would have a early start.WE were wide awake so why not.We were on the highway at 7.30am I new I would be finding another destination for our stop for we would get to my plan buy lunch.We arrived at Mitchell, South Dakota at 4.30pm.We had many walk around stop and a good 1/2 hour lunch stop. Th Highways were all good,great rest areas which had Wireless Internet something new for us. ...

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Aug 24, 2008 - Mitchell, SD

More farms, more cornfields... Mitchell is home to The Corn Palace (built in 1892 - inside & outside covered with murals made from ears of corn), but we'll skip it. Drove north near the Missouri River. There were Lewis & Clark route signs along the way - you know I love that.

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Aug 18, 2008 - Day 73 - Custer, SD to Mitchell, SD

Today was a long travel day so we were up and ready to go by 7:30am. Grabbed coffee at the KOA store and headed east. First stop was about 100 miles down the road at the famous Wall Drug Store in Wall, SD. It's not really a drug store, but more like a South of the Border on I95 in South Carolina. Lots of tourist junk but they did give me a free donut as a Vietnam Veteran. Barbara's cost $1.07. Then, we detoured onto SD-240 to travel through the Badlands. What views! It is amazing what a couple of million years of erosion can do to the...

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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 - 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 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 - 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 - 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 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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