Two young 50-something females. One big adventure exploring the Americas. Have liquidated everything they own and packed a Saturn Vue with bare necessities to set out on this journey. Planting seeds at each juncture symbolizing their new growth. With an open mind and heart, ready to get a true view of this world.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Sioux Falls, South Dakota is a pretty place. We are quite surprised by what South Dakota is presenting. Though a bit tired, we decide to take in the lights and sound show at Falls Park, as weather is good tonight and is promising to not be so the next few days. It is worth the effort. The park is beautiful and watching families gather on the lawn for the evening is a very pleasing sight. Wells Fargo presents the history of this town with lasers and changing colors on the falls. Sitting out on the lawn and taking it all in for the hour and a half we're here is a lovely welcome to this true taste of Americana.
We once again work our schedule around morning rain and, as the skies clear in the afternoon, we head out for some state park sightseeing. What rewards are in store for us here.
A short drive to Garretson hosts Palisades State Park and packs quite a punch for such a small area. The cliffs are amazing and again we are so surprised by what we are finding in South Dakota. The perfect picnic spot is found before we explore several easy hikes leading us from one beautiful place to another.
We soak up the incredible scenery and spend several hours at this lovely park before heading on. Our afternoon plans are full as we try to squeeze in a day's worth of activity in just half the time. We're, of course, up for the challenge! Certainly enjoying the tour so far!