Saturday, July 12, 2008

Mitchell, SD

We met one of Interior, SD's 65 residents this morning. His name is Pat, he works on cars at his house and he is one heck of a nice guy. He helped us repair the slideout awning this morning so now we're back on the road again. It didn't turn out to be a completely uneventful day though. We stopped for lunch at a rest stop. Susan turned on the water pump to clean up and got no water. I checked and found the bay with the pump to be full of water. All it was was a loose water hose so I quickly repaired it. I wonder what tomorrow will bring...

Two hundred miles east on US-90 and we arrived in Mitchell, SD where we'll spend the night. Mitchell's big attraction is the Corn Palace - an auditorium covered inside and out with art made from various species of corn on the cob. The Corn Palace is over 100 years old and has most of its art re-done every 10 years or so to keep it fresh. Who says corn goes bad... The auditorium is used for shows and local high school basketball games, but mainly to host a lot of vendors selling corn-related things. Certainly one of the corniest places we've ever seen. (Sorry, I couldn't resist.)

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