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We’re in the Badlands!

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We got here right around sunset…just enough light to see how incredibly cool this place is going to look tomorrow. 

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Our drive was easy (a bit long) and uneventful today from Le Mars, Iowa, to Luverne, Minnesota, and onto the Badlands National Park in South Dakota. Lots of this:

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What is UP with all the fireworks for sale? For the past few states we've been in there are fireworks stores EVERYWHERE. These folks must like to blow some shit up.

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We stopped in Mitchell, South Dakota to have some lunch and check out the Corn Palace. This is the Corn Palace:

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And this is the close up of one of the corn murals on the side of the building:

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It's pretty remarkable, really. It's also pretty funny that everywhere it says "Corn Palace" it also says "World's Only." Um, yeah. 

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We passed the very cool "Man Walking Dinosaur" skeleton in Murdo, South Dakota:

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We also passed the "Largest Bull Head" or something like that. It's huge, and those little skeletal upright sheep at the base of it kinda creep me out:

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The texture in this shot was cooler in black and white, so here it is:

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Tomorrow: sightseeing around the Badlands!