We have arrived in South Dakota! We've had great weather for traveling so we couldn't complain when it began to rain just as we were about an hour from the campground. It wasn't a bad rain, just a five minute shower here and there. It was actually pretty cool 'cause out here you can see the rain on the horizon as you drive into it. I've posted a picture below of it.
The country is just beautiful. I know many people talk about it being boring traveling in the midwest, but I couldn't disagree more. Yes, it is flat land, but it is gorgeous farmland. The clouds are so close you feel as though you can just reach up and grab them. There's a picture below of our view from the truck - we felt like we were going to drive right into the clouds!
The "campground" where we are staying is really just a private farm with four or five water & electric sites. The owner, Mr. Hyatt, seems very nice. When we arrived, he showed us where to park and told us to stay as long as we want and just "settle up" before we leave. Can you imagine THAT happening back home?
Well, my teasing of your cold weather has caught up with us. The wind is blowing 100 mph; not really, but it feels like it and it's pretty cold. It's only supposed to be in the low 50s tomorrow, but sunny. We had to use the electric heater last night and we've already turned on the furnace for tonight! South Dakota is definitely not the place to winter!
Going to the mail forwarding service tomorrow to change our address and find out where we need to go to register the vehicles and for voter registration. We should be official South Dakotans by tomorrow afternoon. If it goes that easily, we plan to go to Mitchell (just 20 minutes up the road) to see the Corn Palace. It's been advertised down the highway. Apparently, it is made entirely of ears of corn! We'll get pictures, I'm sure.
We'll share more in the next couple of days. Take care.