Spending a couple days in Plankinton and Mitchell South Dakota

 Wednesday (7/5) and another travel day. We said our “see ya down the road” well actually our “see ya in November on the Pickelball courts” to our friends Steve & Karen and rolled away from Hermosa South Dakota at about 8:30 headed east.

 Not much to say about the drive except it was a long, flat pretty boring 266 mile drive into the sun. We don’t normally run the generator while traveling but we just might re-think that if we continue traveling longer days when it’s hot outside so we can run the roof AC. But then I’m hoping we don’t make long travel days a habit.

 We pulled into our new home at Hill’s RV Park in Plankinton South Dakota about 1PM I guess, paid our $20 per night fee (Passport America) for 2 nights and got set up in our site and had a little before taking our normal driving tour of the area.

Our site at Hill's RV Park

Our site at Hill’s RV Park

 The population of Plankinton is 748 people so our tour didn’t take very long but we extended our tour to the next town of Mt Vernon but the population there was only 443 so that took even less time LOL!!! But driving the back roads through the corn & bean fields had me thinking back to my growing up years in Iowa so that was fun.

I can't help myself, I have a thing for old tractors.

I can’t help myself, I have a thing for old tractors.

After our driving tour we headed home and pretty much hid inside to escape the 99 degree heat until we finally crawled into bed at 10 and watched the lightning show outside in a distance.

 We finally that lightning show off in a distance became a full blown storm up front and personal. Up front and personal enough that we had to pull in one slide and I got dressed and sat up watching the radar on my phone in case some crazy thing like a tornado felt like developing. Let me tell ya, this coach was moving pretty good and it takes a good wind to rock us at 38,000 lbs. We have certainly had our share of weather since hitting South Dakota and I think we have already had our fill.

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 Thursday (7/6) after a mostly sleepless night we headed out on a little road trip to Mitchell to check out the Corn Palace and the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, our first stop being the Corn Palace.

Can you believe those murals are all made with corn!!

Can you believe those murals are all made with corn!!

Ohhhhh, I have a full scoop!!!

Ohhhhh, I have a full scoop!!!

Oh Diane, where are you!!!!

Oh Diane, where are you!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ok, in fear of losing the personal touch feeling I think we will just share a link to all the information you could ever want to know about the World’s ONLY Corn Palace and share some pictures. I’m afraid that because of 2 or 3 short stays coming up we will just get to far behind in the blog if I try to take the normal time I like to take to write it. We hope this works as well.

 Anyway here are the links.  http://cornpalace.org/149/Corn-Palace-History

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corn_Palace

 I will say that after reading some of the reviews on Trip Advisor we were not expecting much however we were pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed our visit. We even went out and stood on the deck for the live Corn Cam!!! And our friends Steve & Karen saw us and captured a picture for us, Thank guys!!!!

You can walk out on the upper deck and be on a live cam. AND WE DID.

You can walk out on the upper deck and be on a live cam. AND WE DID.

Thanks Steve & Karen for getting this shot off the live cam. It looks like we might have been fooled by another camera.

Thanks Steve & Karen for getting this shot off the live cam. It looks like we might have been fooled by another camera.

We picked up this great new gadget. Put butter in the tray, flip over the masher, put it on a warm ear of corn and wala, buttered corn!!!

We picked up this great new gadget. Put butter in the tray, flip over the masher, put it on a warm ear of corn and wala, buttered corn!!!

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After touring the Corn Palace we walked the streets around the area and popped into a Cupcake Shop. We had never been in a shop dedicated only to cupcakes before. Hey it wasn’t a brewery but we are open to a wide gamut of things.

Oh aren't you cute sitting there with your cupcake, now make room for me.

Oh aren’t you cute sitting there with your cupcake, now make room for me.

 Then we headed to the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village. Once again we will supply a link that can tell more about the place than I could even begin to type out if you care to take a look and share some pictures.

 Here is the link http://mitchellindianvillage.org/

The cost is $6 per person to get in and even if it may not be crazy good like a few places we have experienced it was still a worthwhile stop.

 Including the short introductory film we probably spent 2 hours going through everything and the staff was very friendly and informative.

  After the Indian Village we headed to Cabela’s. Why another Cabela’s you ask? Well that’s a damn good question, we just can’t seem to pass up a Cabela’s. It has almost become like taking a shower in the morning, it’s just something that’s expected LOL!!

 After Cabela’s we hit Walmart to restock and then headed home for the evening. A short but good 2 night stop on our way east.

 Friday (7/7) will bring another travel day and another 2 night stay. Which to be honest we have already done but we are just a tad behind on the blog.    

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4 Responses to Spending a couple days in Plankinton and Mitchell South Dakota

  1. We’re so glad that you got to experience the Corn Palace. LOL
    See, better than you thought, huh?

  2. Bill and Nancy says:

    We remember the Corn Palace from our first trip around the sun!! It is A-maize-ing;o)) Thanks for the memories!!!

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