Foreword: Sherry’s eyes are doing well (thanks to my eye drop applications, ability lol). (entry not proofed read at your own risk)
WE left Sioux Falls and headed West on I-90. Beautiful farm land views. This more cattle country so a lot of wheat and grazing land. I never tire of it.
WE had a great stop at the Corn Palace. This years theme is ‘American Pride.
Inside the sign said act corny, the boys had no problem
Neither did their parents.
The murals inside. and below Sherry bought one ear of corn and we all sampled it.
Keep in mind all these murals are created using different colors of corn and husks.
Every year they chose a different theme. This is our third time out. One of the times it was Lewis and Clark theme. I forgot the other
Leaving Mitchell, we were on our way to the Badlands when all of a sudden I see the oil pressure drop and a big red warning ‘STOP ENGINE’. Many things go thru your mind. Blown engine, threw a rod etc. There was oil over the tow vehicle. The problem was minor. Loose connection in the oil lines. I added a gal of oil, not enough. The boys drove back to Mitchell and got two more gallons. Then we were back on the road to the Badlands.
One Rancher had a sense of humor. Love the T-Rex being lead by a skeleton.
When we stopped for fuel and to check the oil Mark spied this Buck made from scrap metal, Scrappie. Mark considers himself a good scrapper.
Entering the Badlands.
Thirty five miles thru some very pretty land decorated and carved by erosion.
Here we are enjoying our 5¢ cup of coffee and it was really good. The carving below was inside. the two cowboys are carved from one cedar tree.
Outside the porch is held up by these twisted trees. Very nice.
This Cowboy flirted with my girl but she ignored him, probably because I was there.
Wall drug is a very sweet success story. Maybe if I can squeeze it in tomorrow when the boys go to Sturgis. WE are now in the Black hills. Camped at the Three Flags RV Park in Black Hawk. The boys are out and about to see the sights,
This was our ultimate destination, the Badlands and the Rapid City area. We hope to take in most of the historical sights in the area before starting a return.
Thanks for hanging in. I took 100’s of pictures I tried to pick the ones to cover out trail.
Saw these cars today:
Above is a late 30’s Plymouth?
A ‘49 Chevy, and below a beautiful 53’ Chevy p/u