Missouri Valley, IA High 77 Low 59
I caught a cold somehow and haven’t felt like doing any sightseeing. So we’ve just been driving. We spent a night in Wall, SD, the next night in Mitchell, SD and tonight we’re in Missouri Valley, IA. Haven’t even unhitched the truck.
Campgrounds in Wall and Mitchell were just fine but nothing to write home about. We’re in a city park here in Missouri Valley. $15 for w/e. The place is packed because they have an Airstream Rally taking place. We were lucky enough to find a spot for the night. But if you want to stay here I sure hope you like the sound of trains. As you can see we are only a few feet away from very very busy tracks.
These pictures were taken from our steps.
I did have Jim make one stop for me. I had read about Dignity and wanted to see her. She is located at a rest area near Chamberlain, SD. She is amazing.
She is stainless steel and 50 feet tall. Sculpted by Dale Lamphere to honor the cultures of the Lakota and Dakota people. He used three Native American models ages 14, 29 and 55 to perfect the face of Dignity.
She wears a dress patterned after a two-hide Native dress of the 1850s and holds a quilt featuring 128 stainless steel blue diamond shapes designed to flutter in the wind.
This is the view of the Missouri River from her hillside.
We also saw this cute little fellow.
Wayne Porter’s massive bull head sculpture. I guess there’s a whole bunch of sculptures there but we didn’t take the time to stop and see them.
Tomorrow night we’ll be in Altoona, IA having dinner with our good friend Woody. Then it’s on to Geneseo, IL to have breakfast with our dear friend Peg. Moving right along.