|109 degrees, we had a high of 110. Over 100 all day|
Ok our day, first west across South Dakota on Interstate 90 heading for Badlands National Park. First stop was as the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota. It is a big auditorium that is totally focused around corn. In fact they cover the outside and inside of the building every year with a theme made entirely out of corn. The corn ears, leaves, stock, etc is nailed to the outside of the building. It is amazing. This year is the year of Rock and Roll. There is a giant Elvis and Willy Nelson made in corn up on the wall. There were guys working on the outside of the building in 100+ degree heat.
|Outside the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota|
|A theme wall on the outside of the Corn Palace|
|Bruce and Louise having fun in the Corn Palace|
Minuteman Missile National Site, Philip, South Dakota, a quick visit here. You have to get here early to to get tickets to see an actual silo but you can walk into the visitor center and see the exhibit. It is fine, it is a memory of the cold war. Kind of strange but worth a stop. It was set up in 1999 to illustrate the history and significance of the Cold War, the arms race, and intercontinental ballistic missile development.
|Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, Philip, South Dakota|
|On the way to Mitchell, South Dakota, I couldn't resist|
|On the way to Badland NP, this is the country side, flat with no trees|
|Badlands National Park in South Dakota|
|Wall Drug Store, Wall, South Dakota, 76,000 of tourist fun|
Today was a long hot day of driving. We drove over 300 miles. We stopped frequently at rest stops and attractions. Corn and Soybeans are pretty much gone along the road, now just prairie and grass and some steers.