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South Dakota Royalty

Day 4: 11/24/2021

On the road again! This time we are driving across the entire state of South Dakota to our destination of Sick-N-Twisted brewery in the Black Hills National Forest. We found this brewery on a boondocking platform called Harvest Host. This platform gives boondockers thousands of options for short, one-night stays.

About an hour out from Sioux Falls we stopped in Mitchell, SD, home of the World’s only Corn Palace. Since the wind was blowing what felt like 100 mph, we did not get a good picture of the outside of the famous palace, but to save you a google search, we included a photo of exterior view. For us, it was surprising to find out that the corn palace isn't just royalty for the Midwest's most popular crop, but also plays host for a basketball arena of a local high school and community college. We would say it is something you have to visit once so you can check off that you’ve seen the only corn palace in the world. The town also has a Starbucks that you probably won’t find for another few 100 miles, so that can also impact your decision to stop, especially if you love Starbucks as much as we do.

It wouldn’t be a trip across SD if you didn’t see at least 100 Wall Drug billboards on the side of the road. Unfortunately, we did not stop to see Wall Drug, but we saw the little town of Wall from the road.

Finally after hours of driving, we have crossed into the Mountain Time Zone! Woohoo! That was when the slight hills started turning into steeper inclines that made the truck start singing a little louder. As we rolled into Rapid City, SD we made a quick pit stop at Walmart to get the last few items we needed before heading to the brewery and calling it a night.

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