Yesterday we drove nearly 300 miles from Keystone, SD, to Randall Creek Recreation Area on the Missouri River near blink-and-you’ll-miss-it Pickstown, SD. The drive was gorgeous. Rolling green hills, cattle, farms. Very pastoral. When we turned south from I-90 on to State Route 47 it got even more so. We could easily spend a lot of time in South Dakota. But we're not going to (this time anyway) because we're on a mission to get east.
|Jim in the middle of Wall Drug, a cavernous store where you can almost get lost wandering from the restaurant to the art area to the jewelry gallery to the book shop, to the clothing area, to the you-name-it.|
|One of the Wall shops sells cowboy boots. The brown, pink and light blue pair near the middle top of the photo had a price tag of $577.98.|
|A views on SD-47 after we turned south off of I-90.|
|Our campsite at Randall Creek Recreation Area with the Missouri River in the background. The campground is large and there is a lot of room between the campsites. There are a lot of cottonwood trees and cottonwood "fluff" is all over the place.|
|Today Jim took his kayak out on the Missouri River. We had an agreed-upon place where I was going to pick him up with the car -- but the shore looked so different from out in the water that Jim overshot it and had to paddle upstream quite a ways. He did a great job.|
|In addition to beautiful grasslands around the park, there's a lot of marijuana growing wild. So we had to get a pic.|