We do the usual touristy stuff, but also very much enjoy the unusual as well. For example, did you ever go to the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota?
The Corn Palace is an amazing place. It was originally covered entirely in corn, but after several pesky fires they decided to confine the actual corn to large murals. New murals are designed and installed each year. All the murals and designs are made of corn and stuff like grasses, and so on. No dyes are used at all. Fun place, inside and out.
Another time we were just drivin' along, and Niks asked me, "Wanta go to the Okefenokee Swamp?" Naturally I said "YES!"
Lots of big ol' alligators patrol the dark waters of the Okefenokee Swamp.
We took the boat tour of course and scared ourselves silly. It was the snakes that scared me, not the alligators. Mainly 'cause I don't have any sense. None at all.
We've seen the stuff like Mt. Rushmore and the Bad Lands and had dinner at the top of Space Needle in Seattle. But that's not as corny as Chief Crazyhorse.
Naturally we took the "tour." We always take the tour. You can thank us, and fools like us, that there are tours. They couldn't stay in business if people didn't buy those tickets.
Did you see "Close Encounters of the Third Kind?" I didn't. But I did see the big rock that's in the movie. It's called Devil's Tower. I hiked all the way around it. It's not all that far.
I think the "ride the duck" tour in Seattle qualifies as corny. Whatyathink? It was a lot of fun anyway.
Maybe the corniest thing was Wall Drug. Amazing place. Maybe I'll get energetic and find the photo I took of Niks there. He's sitting on the lap of a hussy. Meanwhile I'll post this one.
Oh, I found this on the web. It might be the very courtesan that Niks consorted with.
I'm not sure the Haines Shoe House counts, since it's so nearby. But it's a great corny place to visit anyway.
Well, the sun has come out and so I'm off to play. See ya.