Chamberlain, South Dakota - Rochester, Minnesota
No wind in the park Thursday morning as we pull out and continue east.
I-90 sees us coming and the cross winds begin. At least it's not blowing over 25 mph today. 196 miles of rolling agriculture, and nothing much else. We turn off the freeway just before the Missouri River.
It is much bigger here than where it begins in Montana!
I was really looking forward to this stop where we originally had three nights. But our extra time in Gillette reduced the stay to one night - unless I want to make several other changes, which I don't.
Cedar Shore Resort RV Park is a small, lovely campground that shares the property with a hotel, restaurant, marina, and rental cabins. Sitting right on the river, the views are amazing. Most river front sites are seasonal, but site #12 is a great spot one row back.
Our evening is spent enjoying the river, and the sunset.
Friday morning we're back on the road. Somewhere before we reach the border we clearly move from the West to the Midwest.
So. Much. Corn. Had no idea that South Dakota and Minnesota have this many farms!!
Another nearly 200 miles and we enter our 11th state - Minnesota!
The tiny town of Adrian has the largest campground in southern Minnesota. It is beautiful. Lots of green grass and trees, disc golf course, large playground, and FHUs with 50 amp. The spacing varies a great deal, but all sites have huge open areas with fire pits in the back.
Another single night's stay and we once again hang out in our nice yard, with our nice views.
We rarely travel more than 150 miles on moving day, or stay less than three days in any stop. So this 600 miles in four days is unusual for us. It isn't horrible, but I wouldn't want to move like this for long.
We fuel up on our way out of Adrian, and continue our trek through the corn fields.
|Good prices, unfortunate name......|
We drive into the city for a nice lunch at Canadian Honker Restaurant. Turns out it's across the street from the Mayo Clinic. A beautiful old campus - and huge! We only see one side of it, but I expected a modern-looking facility that looks like a hospital.
One of the few things I miss on the road is consistently good grocery stores. I can usually find most everything I like if there's a Safeway, but when there's a Trader Joe's I feel like I've won the lottery :-) What a nice surprise to find one here.
|It's the little things|
Monday we're off to see Minneapolis.