Nickname: Equality State
A.K.A: Cowboy State
Land Area: 97,105 sq. mi.
Highest Point: Garnett Peak
Height: 13,804 ft.
Claim to Fame: Alphabetically, the last state. Click here to read our adventures in Alabama, the alphabetical first.
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The Geographic Centre of the USA!
Yes, yes, I know two days ago we were at the centre of the USA, but that was before Alaska and Hawaii. This
is the new calculation since their arrival.
Or at least as close as you can get. Apparently, the true centre is owned by a grumpy old man who chases
people off of his farm with a big stick. So they moved the marker to the nearby town of Belle Fourche, SD. Hey, what's
20 miles between friends?
They've hired this wonderful lady to tell you all about it! If you're ever in or around the middle, stop in
and say hi!
Clear, yet Cold
It was the only motel, no, the only form of lodging that was open in all of southwestern South Dakota.
The campgrounds, state parks, RV parks, and most of the motels were closed.
In fact, we took one of only two rooms the motel was keeping open for the winter. The only other option was
to pay 16 bucks to stay in an "RV park" behind a guy's house, with no electricity and we'd have to use his
bathroom (he'd leave the back door open for us. Eww.)
Somewhere in the Black Mountains
|Bag of Twizzlers
We abstained from lunch and dinner today to to justify staying in a hotel for the first time.
Mel Takes a Hit!
A trucker flicked a booger at us and it froze before it hit the windshield! Look what it did!
Of all the nerve.