The Corn Palace

Last night after dinner, there was a rain shower, followed by a wonderful Rainbow, a good omen for the second half of our trip.

Rainbow over Chamberlain, South Dakota

Rainbow over Chamberlain, South Dakota

We left Chamberlain and the Missouri River Valley early this morning for Mitchell, South Dakota. In Mitchell is the “World Famous Corn Palace”. Another tourist mecca, that I don’t quite get, but, it seems to work for them as 500,000 tourists visit every year. Inside is all things corn, in every sense of the word. There is also a little Mister Corn statue across the street. On the way to Mitchell we passed, you guessed it, lots of fields of corn, as well as Wheat, Soybeans, and a few other crops. The one I photographed went on for at least a mile, maybe more. The ride today was lovely, 72 miles, very little climbing, nice weather and tailwinds. The other day I said I felt we had left the West, another way to verify that is the humidity, which in Idaho and Wyoming hovered between 10% and 20%, in Mitchell today, the humidity is 65%, feels like home to me.

alan

Cornfield-view #1-looking West

Cornfield-view #1-looking West

Cornfield-view #2-looking East

Cornfield-view #2-looking East

Street sign in Mitchell, South Dakota

Street sign in Mitchell, South Dakota

Welcome to Middle America

Welcome to Middle America

The Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota

The Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota

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