Cows Colleges and Contentment

IMG_7165.jpgDrove the back roads from St. Paul to Mitchell, South Dakota today and drove through Northfield, MN where the motto is Cows, Colleges and Contentment. Northfield is the home of  both St. Olaf and Carleton College. Lots of farmland planted in corn and soybeans leading in the miles and miles of prairie. Also along the route were hundreds and hundreds of windmills.

Interestingly, I saw the first Wall Drug sign just south of St. Paul on one of the back roads we took. It was an old vintage car with the words Visit Wall Drug painted on it. As we drove I-90 I spotted a few more signs for the infamous tourist trap.


IMG_7166.jpgThis is a quick shot of a windmill factory. It took us a couple of seconds to figure out what we were looking at. These pieces are HUGE.

Gas prices have been coming down as we travel west. Around $2.25 a gallon I  think. We are making frequent trips to fill up as pulling Seymore is lowering our mileage. The wind was a bit more of an issue as well so we just putted along at 55-60 mph. The speed limit in South Dakota 80!

…and now, the thing that make Mitchell famous…..THE ONLY CORN PALACE IN THE WORLD!

Corn Palace




10 thoughts on “Cows Colleges and Contentment

  1. I love it!
    “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert


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