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Sep 6, 2014 - Vermillion, SD

We left Watertown, SD and drove 180 miles south to the small town of Vermillion, South Dakota – population 10,000. Our friend Marty asked us – Why Vermillion? Well, we weren’t sure what direction we would head in after we renewed our driver’s licenses in Watertown. So, we went to the library to do a little research. I read that Vermillion was home to the National Music Museum located on the campus of the University of South Dakota. Music…did someone say music? We also read there was a BBQ festival happening in town so thought it was worth a...

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Jul 30, 2013 - Stumbled onto the Dakota Dome

Final stretch and saw a sign again for the University of South Dakota. Quick detour to check it out. Turns out they have a very cool indoor football facility called the Dakota Dome. The man there was nice enough to not only let Rowan and I on the field, but allowed us to bring a football and play some catch on the field, as well. Very nice suprise to see such a nice facility there. Getting close to Sioux Falls now.

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Sep 10, 2012 - Speedy Drive to South Dakota

On Wednesday, July 18th we returned to Wilmington, Ohio for our final weeks in Ohio. Unfortunately, this visit, too, was not without drama. When Don got up Thursday morning, he was not well. The nagging pain in his shoulder that he had been experiencing off and on for the last year was back. The pain is located under his right shoulder blade and feels to him like a pinched nerve. It sends piercing shots of pain down the underside of his right arm and nothing he takes for the pain seems to help. But, being the trooper that he is, we went...

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Freebirds

Jul 12, 2011 - National Music Museum

On my way to Sioux City, Iowa I made a stop in Vermillion, S.D. to visit the National Music Museum. I arrived with only 45 minutes to closing - I was bummed! I totally forgot that I would lose an hour crossing into the Central Time Zone and add to that all of the construction delays - my ETA was way off the mark. I visited all nine galleries but only did justice to three. I literally ran through the other six. The museum is located on the campus of The University of South Dakota and contains over 15,000 instruments some dating as far back...

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Jul 3, 2011 - Across Iowa and Arrive in South Dakota

June 29 -- July 3, 2011 Riverside, Iowa – Birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk At this community, at a location which was behind a barber shop, is the Future Birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk. If you don’t know of Captain Kirk, you don’t know about the transporter and how much we need that device to save on gas. Ottumwa, Iowa We took time to visit cemeteries, have dinner with Linda’s aunt, see our financial friend, eat a “Canteen Sandwich”, and do a few geocaches. We were having a bad technology day. Our GPS quit. The power to our...

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Oct 17, 2008 - Off to Vermillion SD for our drivers' licenses

Happy Birthday, Penny. So, what did we do today? Up and out of here around 10:45 for the one hour trip to Vermillion, South Dakota where we got our SD drivers’ licenses, registered to vote and, of course, visited the local Walmart. It was mid-afternoon so the trip to Mitchell and the Corn Palace is going to have to wait to another day. We headed home. Since we drove up via I-29, we decided to try some back roads on the way back to Onawa so we went west on SR 50 to Yankton SD where we visited the Gavins Point Dam and Marina, a...

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Aug 17, 2008 - Vermillion, South Dakota

After driving for about 8 to 9 hours for the past 4 days, finally makeing it to this campsite was a welcome sight. It is one of the most beautiful lake sites I've been to so far. Maggie and I were able to pretty much park any site since there is nobody here. I suppose school is back in session. We are only going to spend a night here since we are off to the badlands and Mt. Rushmore. I've never been to South Dakota before but so far, I love it. It's summertime, though. :)

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Jul 29, 2008 - Hang in there - Sturgis is just around the bend!

Tuesday, 7-29-08, 12:30AM Wow - these old men have only been on the road since Saturday and it feels like they have been gone for weeks! To update you from last night - Frank may not have parted with any money in the casino but Tommy did and in the end they had to pay him. Way to go Tommy! I think he called tt gas money. After a very long ride today (420 miles) they finally arrived in Vermillion South Dakota at the Buffalo Run Winery Bed and Breakfast. I had arranged for a glass of wine to be there upon their arrival. All I am going to say...

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Old Men On Trikes

Jul 29, 2007 - Moved to Vermillion, SD

(Elena writing) We had a very enjoyable day. This morning we visited the Trinity Reformed Church on the south side of Sioux Falls. We enjoyed our time of worship with this friendly little congregation of about 80 people. There were many young people couples and children attending. The pastor, Herman Van Steedum, baptized his grand daughter this morning. After church we drove south on I-29 for a short way, west to Davis on HW 18, then south on HW 19 to Vermillion, SD. This route took us through more beautiful farm country on good roads with...

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Jun 4, 2006 - And they're off!!!

Wow. We sure do have a big country. Drove from St. Louis to North Sioux City, SD. Miles and miles of miles and miles. Very interesting drive and some pictures may have captured some of the scenery. We saw several interesting billboards. Some are really good, others just ok. I did not get a picture of my favorite which advertised the annual Testicle Festival near Columbia, MO. Kate likes water towers so there are a few pics here. We finally arrived in South Dakota. I'm sorry we don't have more time to spend in this area to get a better feel...

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McKnight's Out West