Mitchell SD to Rochester MN

In Mitchell, South Dakota there is a structure known as The Corn Palace. It’s actually a working venue for high school basketball games, dances and other events. On the outside, for every year since 1892, a themed set of murals made from corn cobs is displayed on the outside of the building. The theme for 2015 (South Dakota’s 125th birthday) is now under construction.

Mitchell Corn Palace 1Corn Palace 3Corn Palace 2

We headed east towards Sioux Falls and checked out Falls Park. I communed with a few geese and ducks.

Falls Park - Sioux Falls SDSioux Falls Geese 2Sioux Falls duck

We said farewell to South Dakota and had our first stop off in Minnesota at a place called Pipestone. Lange’s Cafe provided the setting for lunch. We may have had a close encounter with a piece of Sour Cream Raisin Pie.

Langes Cafe - PipestonePies - Langes Cafe

By 3.00 pm today the rain had set in to stay.Raining - Minnesota - 13 Oct 2014

We’re staying tonight in Rochester, a University town and home of the Mayo Clinic.

Mayo Clinic - Rochester MNRochester - rainy evening 13 Oct 2014

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