(Jan) Yesterday was a travel day for us. Our route from Carroll, IA to Hart Ranch near Rapid City, SD is a simple one; follow Hwy 71 to Hwy 20, get on I29 and then I90. Our overnight stop was at the Cabela’s in Mitchell, SD. Cabela’s welcomes overnight RVers for a very good reason; we all go in to shop and generally do not come out empty handed!
While in Mitchell, we did take a drive up to Lake Mitchell on the north side of town. It’s a lovely lake with quite a few public areas but also lots of homes along the shoreline. Some of the homes are huge and magnificent!
Mitchell’s famous Corn Palace was on our way home. At this time of year the exterior walls are being stripped down as last years murals are being removed. Each year the walls become a different design and tell a new story. The design is drawn on and then the corn cobs are nailed over; kind of like painting or in this case, ‘cobbing’ by number. There are about 14 different colors of corn grown on a 160 acre farm for this purpose. We watched an informative film inside the palace on it’s history. There is also an opportunity to buy all sorts of merchandise from T-shirts to Carmel corn inside.
Our drive today went well. We are now in Mountain Daylight Savings Time so we arrived at Hart Ranch around 2:00. Chuck washed the motorhome after our journey and we are now settled in for our 21 day stay on Lot 97. Stop by if you are in our area!