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Thorsness Park, SD and Frontier Military Byway, KS

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October 2016, traveling south

I’m a fan of city and county parks. Most often they are low price and sometimes, like Thorsness Park in Lake Preston, SD, they are free. This is a small city park and includes electric. These sites were all back-in and I selected one because I was looking to get the morning sun (it was chilly overnight). But when I plugged into the electric, it was bad. So I changed to another site. There was no one there that day to tell, but I emailed them later. Otherwise, it was a nice stop. Just one picture of my site:

My site at Thorsness Park, Lake Preston, SD

My site at Thorsness Park, Lake Preston, SD

Because I was unhooked, I took a ride over to see the lake and drive around town before settling in for the night.

From here I visited friends (and unfortunately had to cancel some stops with friends) – and stopped in various overnight spots and lucked into this rest area along the Frontier Military Scenic Byway in Kansas – another one of the seredipity places you can’t plan for:

I elected to park where I had the lake out my "living room" window.

I elected to park where I had the lake out my “living room” window.

The following pictures are informational ones I took on the trail around the rest area walk mainly regarding the Frontier Military Byway.

Frontier Military Byway

Frontier Military Byway

Frontier Military Byway

Frontier Military Byway

Frontier Military Byway

Frontier Military Byway

Frontier Military Byway

Frontier Military Byway

Frontier Military Byway

Frontier Military Byway

Frontier Military Byway

Frontier Military Byway

Frontier Military Byway

Frontier Military Byway

Frontier Military Byway

Frontier Military Byway

Frontier Military Byway

Frontier Military Byway

If memory serves me correctly, there was a dump station here, also. Nice place to stop.

Next stop, TX.

Lewis & Clark Rest Area

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October 2016 – SD Rest Area

You just never know when a quick stop to take a breather and walk a dog might turn into something very interesting.

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While I was walking around a tour bus made a stop here – planned rest stop here because of the statue! It was a nice respite.

Edit: Since the posting I’ve been asked questions. One friend, Liz, asked if the statue is Sacajawea. That was my first guess, but there was absolutely nothing there to say one way or the other. Some of us guessed it probably was, but because I wasn’t sure I didn’t say so. Another friend, Pat, has since answered the question with a marvelous link – which also tells me my timing was impeccable as the statue was almost brand new to the location:

http://www.keloland.com/news/article/news/dignity-statue-a-gift-to-the-people-of-south-Dakota

Liz read the link and realized the artist of the statue has the same name as her maiden name – not a common name … so Pat found and provided the artists website (it would be very interesting if they were related somehow, eh? – the 6 degrees of separation?)

http://lampherestudio.com/

(Copy and paste the above links into your browser. For whatever reason, putting them in clickable isn’t working right now.)

Redlin Art Center

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10/09/2016 – A bucket list visit to the Redlin Art Center in Watertown, SD (and I’ll go back!!!)

The Redlin Art Center

The Redlin Art Center

When Terry Redlin quit his job to pursue art full time, he sold his original paintings. At one point his son suggested he stop doing that and only sell the prints and save the originals. At the Center they have all the originals and prints of most, if not all, of the rest of his work. I have admired his work for years and when this center was first built always wanted to visit. Oh my, I can’t tell you – I spent almost the entire time they were open on this Sunday and it simply wasn’t enough. I cried over several of the paintings. I smiled, I laughed and simply felt the joy in many others. Some of my pictures are better than others. I apologize now for some of the pictures I’m including of the information regarding the pictures – but I find that information invaluable, and hope that even blurry, etc, some of you will also. I was very surprised when I asked to find out I could take pictures. I had no problem accepting that I could, but no flash. And I didn’t take the time to redo pics – maybe next time.

This is simply a sampling of the pictures – and you’ll recognize he did some series – I don’t include all the pics in any series …

Entering one of the galleries.

Entering one of the galleries.

"His First Goodbye"

“His First Goodbye”

His Last Goodbye

His Last Goodbye

His Last Goodbye

His Last Goodbye

Sunday Morning

Sunday Morning

Sunday Morning

Sunday Morning

O Beautiful For Spacious Skies

O Beautiful For Spacious Skies

O Beautiful For Spacious Skies

O Beautiful For Spacious Skies

For Amber Waves of Grain

For Amber Waves of Grain

For Amber Waves of Grain

For Amber Waves of Grain

For Purple Mountain Majesties

For Purple Mountain Majesties

For Amber Waves of Grain

For Amber Waves of Grain

Above the Fruited Plain

Above the Fruited Plain

Above the Fruited Plain

Above the Fruited Plain

America! America!

America! America!

America! America!

America! America!

God Shed His Grace On Thee

God Shed His Grace On Thee

God Shed His Grace on Thee

God Shed His Grace on Thee

Sharing the Evening

Sharing the Evening

Sharing the Evening

Sharing the Evening

A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand

Bust of Redlin

Bust of Redlin

Quiet Afternoon

Quiet Afternoon

Quiet Afternoon

Quiet Afternoon

The Masters Doman - 1987.  The picture I took of the info was not legible to copy here.

The Masters Doman – 1987. The picture I took of the info was not legible to copy here.

Lights of Home

Lights of Home

Lights of Home

Lights of Home

Sharing the Sunset

Sharing the Sunset

Sharing the Sunset

Sharing the Sunset

Migration Days

Migration Days

Migration Days

Migration Days

Hometown

Hometown

Hometown

Hometown

Following is some of Terry Redlin’s history – starting with his drawings at 6 years old!

At 6 years old, Terry Redlin was drawing comic book characters.

At 6 years old, Terry Redlin was drawing comic book characters.

Comic Book Character Drawing

Comic Book Character Drawing

Comic Book Character Drawing

Comic Book Character Drawing

Art School Work

Art School Work

Art School Work

Art School Work

Read this from his art school teacher!

Read this from his art school teacher!

Original Dog Drawing - his first assignment for art school

Original Dog Drawing – his first assignment for art school

I cannot even begin to describe what my feelings were while here. I will go back and take even more time. It’s on my to-do list for next fall again if the weather co-operates!

Keystone Sept 2016 Farewell

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Sept 2016
Keystone, SD

A parade during Keystone’s Days in Sept and a couple other pics.

A car show came through and parked to visit Keystone.

A car show came through and parked to visit Keystone.

More of the cars.

More of the cars.

Time for a few parade pics

Time for a few parade pics

Loved this one.

Loved this one.

A few horses were in the parade.

A few horses were in the parade.

There were many turkeys around this September.  These were out my rv window.

There were many turkeys around this September. These were out my rv window.

This picture of turkeys was in the actual cg by the Travelodge.

This picture of turkeys was in the actual cg by the Travelodge.

The last couple weeks I saw deer and turkeys pretty much every day. I never tire of wildlife.

Driving through one of the tunnels that has a view of Mt. Rushmore.

Driving through one of the tunnels that has a view of Mt. Rushmore.

Flies come in to die as the weather changes.  I was walking past and saw they had picked a spot in one open sign.  Yikes.

Flies come in to die as the weather changes. I was walking past and saw they had picked a spot in one open sign. Yikes.

Linda tried to stop me – I was thinking those flies were IN the sign. She realized the sign was smack against the window and moving it would make them fall … Ha, fall they did. So it could have been a slightly easier clean-up. Not to scare any of those coming to help me open, but we’ll have a lot of dead flies to sweep up in the spring. And my boss comes in weekly and takes care of some of them. You wouldn’t realize it.

The weather actually stayed good through Sept, but quickly was changing when I left. I saw a few snow flurries the morning I pulled out. Definitely was time to move on down the road.

Custer SP and more

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Sept 2016

My rving friend Nan stopped for a visit. She was only going to spend one day and we (including Linda) elected to go to Mt Rushmore in the afternoon and do the trail around the viewpoints, then stay for the lighting ceremony. I’ve done it several times, so spent more time just looking instead of taking pictures. But, of course, I took some.

Mt. Rushmore Close Up

Mt. Rushmore Close Up

Mt. Rushmore through the window of Borglum's studio.

Mt. Rushmore through the window of Borglum’s studio.

The Mt. Rushmore in the studio that was used as a guide

The Mt. Rushmore in the studio that was used as a guide

A poor attempt at a picture of Mt Rushmore with the lights on.

A poor attempt at a picture of Mt Rushmore with the lights on.

During the afternoon and evening I attempted to convince Nan she needed to stay another day and I’d take her through Custer State Park. She was convinced, and I can’t begin to tell you what a wonderful time we had. And did we see buffalo? You let me know.

First sighting of a field of buffalo

First sighting of a field of buffalo

And then they joined us in the road.

And then they joined us in the road.

and on the side of the road

and on the side of the road

sharing the road

sharing the road

yes, they were given the right of way

yes, they were given the right of way

I think they wanted to pay - this is the entrance fee station for the park.

I think they wanted to pay – this is the entrance fee station for the park.

more and more buffalo

more and more buffalo

and more

and more

We literally saw hundreds and hundreds of buffalo.

getting the "eye"

getting the “eye”

with calf

with calf

It wasn't all buffalo - pronghorn antelope

It wasn’t all buffalo – pronghorn antelope

pronghorn antelope

pronghorn antelope

Nan feeding a donkey

Nan feeding a donkey

a Mother's love

a Mother’s love

Field of pronghorns resting

Field of pronghorns resting

and moving

and moving

Prairie dogs with buffalo in the background

Prairie dogs with buffalo in the background

heading into the Needles area

heading into the Needles area

beautiful

beautiful

Nan taking a picture

Nan taking a picture

Making Nan pose

Making Nan pose

tunnel leading to the Needle's Eye

tunnel leading to the Needle’s Eye

Car coming towards us through the tunnel

Car coming towards us through the tunnel

The Needle's Eye

The Needle’s Eye

I had to get to work but I’m so glad Nan and I got to spend this 2nd day together. It was a lot of fun taking her through a couple of my favorite places.

Bison, Oh My – Custer SP

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April 2016 – First visit of the season to Custer State Park, SD

Enjoy the bison, pronghorn antelope, deer and a few pictures of the Cathedral Spires…

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Coming home I was saddened to see this fire - not in the park - but close to the park and Keystone - and dangerous.  Luckily it was put out within a day.

Coming home I was saddened to see this fire – not in the park – but close to the park and Keystone – and dangerous. Luckily it was put out within a day.

There will be a return visit posted – when Nan was in town visiting.

SD – AZ 2014

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November 18th – ? … SD – AZ

Leaving the farm, the roads got progressively better…

I had researched and found several cities along my route with free cg’s with electric. I put them all on my radar – deciding depending on how far to drive. Thank you to all the cities that do this. The weather prohibited my wanting to boondock – until I got further out of the cold.

Stapleton City Park, Stapleton, NE

Stapleton City Park, Stapleton, NE

Stapleton City Park sunset

Stapleton City Park sunset

I stopped at one park to check it out – but was so early in the day, I drove on – would be an excellent place to stop:

Karrer City Park, McCook

Karrer City Park, McCook

I got stuck one night – missed a turn for where I intended to go, night was falling – so followed signs to an rv park. Wasn’t my favorite place, wouldn’t go back, but no one in any office, no way to pay, etc. I pulled into a site figuring I’d pay in the morning. No one there in the morning. Asked a resident and got told, oh, don’t worry about it. I unhooked and left. Strange way to run a business.

I love these kind of signs

I love these kind of signs

Next stop …

Muleshoe, TX free city rv park

Muleshoe, TX free city rv park

I spent two nights in Muleshoe – as I decided to head out to the sandhill crane refuge, but missed them taking off and didn’t stay for their return … just saw a couple along with lots of ducks.

Muleshoe Sandshill Crane Refuge

Muleshoe Sandshill Crane Refuge

A wildlife/bird refuge in TX.

A wildlife/bird refuge in TX.

Valley of Fires campsite

Valley of Fires campsite

Valley of Fires, NM

Valley of Fires, NM

I spent a couple nights at Valley of Fire as very high winds came in on our way there – which got much worse after arriving. Neat place, with a few good hiking trails that Peaches and I took when the wind allowed.

Alamagordo Pistachio stop

Alamagordo Pistachio stop

I intended to stay at an Escapees park in Deming, but I refused to pay when I saw the park. It’s important to remember not all parks are equal. I got a much better spot at the Deming rest area – and highly recommend it as a boondocking spot for a night – there are areas to pull off with shelters, etc. One of the nicest rest areas I’ve ever been to – and you’re allowed 24 hours.

Next stop – the casino lot in Tucson – where I stayed about 10 nights before heading down to the Escapees Park in Benson (which I love).

More from Paul Nelson Farms

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September through mid-November, 2014

Sunrise

Sunrise

Sunrise

Sunrise

Playing catchup. I fulfilled my commitment at the farm. Lots there to enjoy – particularly watching the pheasant that managed to avoid the hunters. They are beautiful. As my friends know, I’m not a hunter. While this was good money for a short time frame, I don’t think I could do it again. I’m not against hunting, but I like a fair hunt and I like hunters who then use the food, etc. Here, the pheasant are raised on a farm, then dropped into the fields where the hunters will be taken, then the guides and guide dogs flush them into the air and IMO anyone who can shoot at all should be able to get all the birds they want. At the end of the day, they take their pictures with their birds, then most never see them again – not even the meat. It’s a sport. To me, killing isn’t a sport.

But, I can’t argue that I met some great people and had some interesting times. And gained most of the weight I had lost on the farm food. It’s a struggle now to get back to my healthy life-style. But I’m slowly doing it.

Following are lots of pictures – many of which will explain why I was able to enjoy, also.

Sunset

Sunset

We went sightseeing into neighboring towns, here’s Onida, SD –

Sully County Courthouse

Sully County Courthouse

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RV spots behind the courthhouse

RV spots behind the courthhouse

But it was the sunrises that I truly enjoyed –

And watching the couple dozen hawks that lived in a very small copse of trees. I’ve never seen hawks like this together before. I believe it’s because they had plentiful eating (they also hunt pheasant) so they didn’t protect territory, but learned to share it and work together some.

The trees providing homes to many hawks.

The trees providing homes to many hawks.

And there were nice sunsets, also.

And, of course, I was always taking pictures of the pheasant – and telling them to stay near me and out of the fields!

Female pheasant - not allowed to be hunted

Female pheasant – not allowed to be hunted

Some of the hawks and other birds …

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And a sky full of birds

And a sky full of birds

Peaches and I scared the hawks out of the trees when we walked through.

Peaches and I scared the hawks out of the trees when we walked through.

A shot of some of the hunters …

hunting

hunting

Then it was time to move the rig inside – temps were low and going lower. Only two of us workampers were left now – we got to share the building with farm equipment and plows, etc.

The snow came with the bitter cold.

Peaches playing in the snow.

Peaches playing in the snow.

Peaches playing in the snow.

Peaches playing in the snow.

Peaches had a love/hate relationship with the snow. She enjoyed the snow, but not the absolute bitter cold that came with. In just minutes she’d have ice between her toes – it just wasn’t easy to love that part of it. And, as you’ll see next, some of the pheasant were looking for ways to keep warm, also.

When any of us had to use that door (it was by one of our laundries, and where we took garbage out) it would run off, but just a little later, it would reappear and hug the doorway again. We also saw others in some of the other doors. Cute. And people kept telling me how “dumb” these birds are.

It’s almost time to leave – but the snow and cold brought some other beauty …

On one of my last days, I took a few pictures inside and outside:

I liked these chairs

I liked these chairs

Looking out from one of the guest lodges

Looking out from one of the guest lodges

I had to time my leaving with the weather – so that I wouldn’t have to winterize. Then I hightailed it south.

Paul Nelson Farm

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9/18/2014 – … Workamping at Paul Nelson Farm, Gettysburg, SD

First, for those interested, check out the Paul Nelson Farm website for pictures of this place. Make sure you go into the photo gallery! I still want to take my camera inside for some specific things that aren’t shown – but this will give you an idea of just what I’m cleaning! Rooms are not even 1/2 of it! And who knows if I’ll get inside with my camera … on my days off, I tend to stay out!

I’ll start with a bit about the place – yes, it’s a working farm, also. This time of year, the focus is on the pheasant hunting. I’m working in housekeeping (helping a tad in the kitchen – prep for dinner). There are 5 sites for workampers.

My Outside Site

Patio

View from workamper sites

When the weather turns (which we predict will be mid-October) we’ll move into the provided geo-thermal building, also with provided water, electric and sewer.

geothermal bldg

geothermal inside

geothermal inside 2

workamper lounge

workamper lounge 2

laundry 2

laundry

workamper freezer

workamper fridge

People are saying we have it made. Yes and no. Personally, I like it here. But it’s very secluded. 15 miles on gravel roads from Gettysburg, SD. Gettysburg does have a grocery store – and I’ll be fine with it for the time I’ll be here. It’s actually a cute town. But for major shopping, a trip to Pierre would be necessary. It’s only about 60 miles, but again, those miles starting and ending on the gravel add up time-wise. And some wouldn’t want to even come in on the gravel. I realize that. The work is also fairly strenuous. I’m sure what the some are doing on the grounds, etc is more so … but housekeeping (and the couple hours I’ve put in the kitchen) take their toll also. They are VERY fair with us – I love some of the perks – but these buildings are huge – lots of floors, all of which we wash on our hands and knees, for example. I’m getting negatives out there, because I’m getting some workampers who are all excited about this. I know some would be fine, but others would not be. I’ve been hearing people working for Amazon complaining that the cg’s don’t have cable. Well, neither do we to our sites here. But we do have the satellite tv in our lounge. I’m not likely to go use that – maybe after we’re in that building, though. We have wifi – but it’s better again in the lounge building. My site is closest to it, so it’s pretty good here. Those furthest might have trouble getting it. My phone works (AT&T), my neighbors (do not know who they use) does not. There is ONE washer and ONE dryer for us to share. They are no charge to us – but it takes planning to share. This is only the 2nd year they’ve used any workampers, and the last thing I’d want is for them to drop the program because people sign on (whether folks here now, or in the future) not realizing that it is a job and work. I’m figuring on working 6 days a week starting next week. The season is upon us. And so far – would I come back, yes? Maybe not next year, but another year. We’ll revisit that at the end of the season.

OK, enough talk – back to pictures.

White Pelicans on a lake on the road into the farm.

White Pelicans on a lake on the road into the farm.

The gravel roads are in pretty good shape.

The gravel roads are in pretty good shape.

Parked at my site.

Parked at my site.

The beautiful Pheasant

The beautiful Pheasant

Without the pheasants, I wouldn't have a job!

Without the pheasants, I wouldn’t have a job!

Turtles are plentiful in the pond in front of the lodge.

Turtles are plentiful in the pond in front of the lodge.

These were in the grasses next to it.

These were in the grasses next to it.

Another turtle.

Another turtle.

White pelican flies over.

White pelican flies over.

The lodge from across the pond.

The lodge from across the pond.

The Main Lodge

The Main Lodge

This turtle didn't hide his head.

This turtle didn’t hide his head.

This "cabin" is sometimes used by the owner.

This “cabin” is sometimes used by the owner.

Peaches wants to (not allowed) cross that bridge to the lodge.

Peaches wants to (not allowed) cross that bridge to the lodge.

More Pheasant

More Pheasant

And a hawk.

And a hawk.

The above pictures – after the ones about the place/job – were all taken on my first day and night here. The next pictures were taken the rest of the week:

Birds flying over the lake

Resting on shore

Resting on shore

Peaches loving discovering the lake.

Peaches loving discovering the lake.

Not sure what this is?

Not sure what this is?

Peaches asking me, please, lets go back to the lake!

Peaches asking me, please, lets go back to the lake!

Coots and others

Coots and others

Duck Butt shots - hope they are getting good food

Duck Butt shots – hope they are getting good food

It was work getting a picture with their heads OUT of the water.

It was work getting a picture with their heads OUT of the water.

Peaches in the water one more time.

Peaches in the water one more time.

When Peaches heads to the water, the birds/ducks tend to move out.

When Peaches heads to the water, the birds/ducks tend to move out.

Or fly away

Or fly away

Sometimes I can get a picture, first.

Sometimes I can get a picture, first.

Some of the dogs in the Paul Nelson kennels

Some of the dogs in the Paul Nelson kennels

Yes, it's a working farm still, also.

Yes, it’s a working farm still, also.

Back by the pond

Back by the pond

Turtles are sunning themselves.

Turtles are sunning themselves.

Gettysburg Courthouse

Gettysburg Courthouse

Some shops with mural

Some shops with mural

Beautiful pheasant

Beautiful pheasant

I warn each one - if only they could understand me!

I warn each one – if only they could understand me!

Looking for food

Looking for food

The lake draws many birds and ducks.

The lake draws many birds and ducks.

In the water and flying.

In the water and flying.

And in trees

And in trees

One of the other workampers has two dogs – one of whom is also named Peaches.

Peaches and Peaches

Peaches and Peaches

At least once a day we go to the lake and Peaches gets wet and FILTHY

At least once a day we go to the lake and Peaches gets wet and FILTHY

Ah, but it feels sooooooo good.

Ah, but it feels sooooooo good.

Coopers Hawk

Coopers Hawk

Coopers Hawk

Coopers Hawk

Look closely and you'll see the pheasant ...unfortunately the males can't hide.

Look closely and you’ll see the pheasant …unfortunately the males can’t hide.

Birds of a feather flock together.

Birds of a feather flock together.

This concludes my first week at Paul Nelson Farm. I work tomorrow, have Saturday off – then work 6 days of the following 7. Busy season is upon us. And I hope to take advantage of all the nice weather while we still have it – as it’s going to change and fall/winter take it’s place shortly. Not sure Peaches will get to the lake then.

Ft Pierre and Pierre, SD

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9/17/2014 – Spending a night in Ft. Pierre, SD.

Yes, I could have driven all the way in one day from one workamp position to another. Could have taken one night – but for me the journey is so much a part of what I do – having only two days between – well, that’s so fast. So, I kept my eyes out for another place to visit after leaving The Badlands. When I got to Ft. Pierre and saw a sign for the city park – I had to check it out.

The City Park is at the mouth of the Bad River - where it meets the Missouri.

The City Park is at the mouth of the Bad River – where it meets the Missouri.

The site I took.

The site I took.

Walking in the City Park - that's the Missouri - the Bad River is directly in front, hiding between the grass and the rocks on the further bank.

Walking in the City Park – that’s the Missouri – the Bad River is directly in front, hiding between the grass and the rocks on the further bank.

Historical Importance!  The Sioux were friendly - never expecting what was to come.

Historical Importance! The Sioux were friendly – never expecting what was to come.

Lewis and Clark and how many gifts are needed.

Lewis and Clark and how many gifts are needed.

The mouth - Bad River to the right, Missouri running on the left.

The mouth – Bad River to the right, Missouri running on the left.

Peaches is trying to figure out if she can safely get just her paws wet.

Peaches is trying to figure out if she can safely get just her paws wet.

She's not sure.

She’s not sure.

But doesn't give up easily.

But doesn’t give up easily.

She had a modicum of success.

She had a modicum of success.

Bridge crossing the Bad River from one part of the park to another.

Bridge crossing the Bad River from one part of the park to another.

Info on the Ft Pierre Plain

Info on the Ft Pierre Plain

Pigeons on the bridge.

Pigeons on the bridge.

Peaches crossing.

Peaches crossing.

Gulls overhead.

Gulls overhead.

Stopped when I saw a sign for a historic area.

Stopped when I saw a sign for a historic area.

La Verendrye National Historic Landmark

La Verendrye National Historic Landmark

La Verendrye National Historic Landmark

La Verendrye National Historic Landmark

The Verendrye Plate info

The Verendrye Plate info

My picture of the plate (both sides) not good - but this explains it.

My picture of the plate (both sides) not good – but this explains it.

Plate Info

Plate Info

Plate Info

Plate Info

It still amazes me that this far north was part of the Louisiana Purchase.

It still amazes me that this far north was part of the Louisiana Purchase.

How neat!

How neat!

Verendrye Explorers

Verendrye Explorers

View of the Missouri River with Pierre on the far side.

View of the Missouri River with Pierre on the far side.

Look in the center - there's the bridge in the park, and my rig is sneaking a peak beyond..

Look in the center – there’s the bridge in the park, and to Look in the center – there’s the bridge in the park, and my rig is sneaking a peak beyond..right, my rig is slightly showing.

Slightly closer up.

Slightly closer up.

A sign at the bridge over the Missouri - forgot to take the historical sign!

A sign at the bridge over the Missouri – forgot to take the historical sign!

Bridge over the Missouri - heading into Pierre from Ft. Pierre.

Bridge over the Missouri – heading into Pierre from Ft. Pierre.

Pierre's First School House

Pierre’s First School House

Pierre's First School House

Pierre’s First School House

Pierre's World War Memorial

Pierre’s World War Memorial

Self explanatory.

Self explanatory.

A replica of the Liberty Bell

A replica of the Liberty Bell

Yes, Pierre is the state capital of Sd - and here's the building.

Yes, Pierre is the state capital of Sd – and here’s the building.

In the morning I took this picture looking up the Bad River to where it joins the Missouri.

In the morning I took this picture looking up the Bad River to where it joins the Missouri.

And it was time to head to Gettysburg, SD and my new job – I’m sure I only saw a small, small piece of Ft. Pierre and Pierre – will go back sometime. Maybe a day trip from Gettysburg before the weather gets bad.