3750 miles in and all is well. Lots of travel again today, trekking across the western half of Minnesota and a good chunk of South Dakota. I warned the girls that they had not really seen flat, and they have not really seen billboards. Today they got a good taste of both.
The morning drive got us to Sioux Falls. I had driven thru but not visited before. The Falls park which the city is named after is a complete beauty. In addition to it being a Chamber of Commerce perfect weather day, there was also a big biking event going on, so the park was hopping, including food trucks! In addition to some normal truck stuff, we tried Chislic. MK knew about this South Dakota-only meat specialty from a school project so we gave it a whirl. It's cubed meat on a stick. I'm all about meat, and all about food on a stick, so thumbs up on Chislic.
After Sioux Falls, we drove on to Mitchell and the second biggest tourist trap in the state, The Corn Palace. Sort of a let down since they were going through a major (annual?) overhaul of the exterior and it was not in all its splendor, especially from a photography standpoint. We did the tour, though, got some Corn Palace gift shop swag and moved on to Pierre to finish the day.
Pierre is the state capitol, and not a whole lot to look at, but they did have a super old school walk-up only ice cream stand named Zesto. How could you not love a place named Zesto, eh? We all had a great treat, drove a round a little, stocked up on some basics and are settling down for the night.
All in all a good day. Things should ramp up a bit tomorrow as we start to get to some real 'out-west' highlights. Cheers until then.