Hello from Grove City, Pennsylvania, where my mother and father do dwell. We’ve had a good three days booking it across the country with such stops as...
Big Horn National Forest: this is the forest we had planned to drive through in the dark. We're so glad we didn't! It was an amazing drive with breathtaking views that rival Yellowstone and the Tetons.
Mount Rushmore: definitely worth the 1.5 hour total round-trip off of 90 to visit such an historical and famous monument, but we were not expecting it to be such an outpost of unabashed tourism. And $11 to park? No thanks, National Park Service. We’ll admire the view from here.
The World’s Only Corn Palace in Mitchell, SD: Worth all ten minutes spent one evening to view this beauty. Built in 1892 to showcase South Dakota’s rich soil and encourage settlement in the area, this multi-purpose facility is home to such sporting teams as the Mitchell High School Kernels!! The façade is decorated with corn and other organic material every year to the tune of about $130,000.
Plus, Chicago to visit Uncle Bruce and Aunt Ruth (not pictured, boo!), Indianapolis for lunch with D. Paul and Debby, and dinner (and soccer practice!) with the Hawthorne’s in Mt. Vernon.
Simon the Subaru delivered us to Grove City around 9:30 ET. Total mileage:
Thanks, all, for following our journey! I’ll be taking a break to get settled in NYC, but will probably start posting my urban adventures and musings on my Masters degree readings (Desert Fathers! Julian of Norwich! Thomas a Kempis!) sometime next month!