June 6-12 2021

We left off in Badlands National Park.

Our Badlands tour continues.

Vacationers loom at this scenic view.

These lands are the baddest!

This scene includes a trail (a people's road).

CR 4 in Kadoka, S.D. I like this scene because the road becomes unpaved up ahead.

I-90 near Belvidere, S.D.

I-90 crosses Lake Francis Case at Chamberlain, S.D. The lake is a reservoir formed from the Missouri River. This project flooded White Swan, a Native American settlement. Much of its population settled in the flood-prone town of Lake Andes. I-90 uses the Lewis and Clark Memorial Bridge, opened in 1974.

The Chamberlain Rail Bridge spans almost a mile across the lake. It was built in 1953 and used parts of a 1923 bridge.

The Chamberlain Bridge carries Biz I-90 and once had US 16. It was built in 1925 and rebuilt in 1953 when the Wheeler Bridge was floated up the river from 70 miles away to join with this bridge.

King Street heading out of Chamberlain.

They have a George McGovern Museum. He was cool! This is I-90 in Mitchell. At the motel in Mitchell, a couple violated an Allowed Cloud by bringing beer to the pool area. We also lodged in Mitchell during my Theodore Roosevelt trip of 2016, and that's where unruly customers at Ruby Tuesday got their faces farted in.

This has to be I-90 in Mitchell.

There's a town called Tea! By the 2020s, it had actually become one of South Dakota's biggest towns. This is I-29 outside Sioux Falls.

What's a mere mortal to do? Spink? This is I-29 again.

It looks like the entire base of a truck flipped over! Again, this is I-29.

I-29 crosses the Big Sioux River to enter Iowa!

I-29 in Sioux City.

I-29 with the Missouri River at right. Nebraska is right across the river. The area at left is along Zenith Drive. Once I read a book that described something as "the zenith of immorality", and I thought I was a genius for mocking this phrase as "the Magnavox of immorality" or "the Sony of immorality."

The Siouxland Veterans Memorial Bridge, which carries US 77 across the Missouri River to South Sioux City, Neb. It opened in 1981. It was completely closed for 7 months in 1982-83 because of a dangerous crack.

I-29 again.

It's...Sioux City!

Up ahead, a rail bridge crosses I-29 and the Missouri River.

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