This will be short and to the point as it is 2:58am and I need to go to bed! After visiting the Corn Palace on Wednesday we headed over to the McGovern Legacy Museum, which offers visitors a unique look at the lives of George and Eleanor McGovern, two of Dakota Wesleyan University’s most recognizable graduates.
The exhibit begins with the McGoverns’ humble upbringing in rural South Dakota, continues through the challenges they faced during World War II as a young married couple trying to raise a family, and their years as leaders in the South Dakota Democratic Party. The 1972 presidential race is featured prominently, as is George McGovern’s continuing commitment to fight global hunger.
During the self-guided tour we viewed a variety of short films narrated by George McGovern, which also included commentary from a variety of scholars and noted experts. We found it to be very well done & informative. An interesting way to spend an hour or so. We then drove through a bit of the older residential area and found the homes to be well kept and quite charming. There were many lovely churches in town too.
Today we both got a much needed haircut and then ran into Cabela's. We'd heard that they have museum quality animal displays, huge aquariums, and trophy animals interacting in realistic recreations of their natural habitat. We also wanted to check out the 10,000 gallon aquarium showcasing fish native to the Missouri River, which runs through South Dakota. We've seen other displays that were more impressive but it was worth our time. Larry found a ceramic travel mug & they are hard to come by so he was a happy camper.
We head out tomorrow, destination Ruthven, Iowa. We'll cross through a small corner of Minnesota on our way but should arrive in Ruthven by late afternoon. We're going to spend a couple of days visiting with my cousin Chrissy and her hubby Fred. It's been many years since we've seen each other and we're really looking forward to our visit. So we'll see you on down the road...