Another windy day!!!
We woke up with overcast skies and the north wind. It was very cold so we decided to take our time getting ready to leave. Once we decided where we were going Larry programmed the GPS and I straightened up the Minnie. We were back on the road around 10:00.
Our first stop was at Watertown, where we visited Terry Redlin Center. Terry Redlin was an American artist popular for panting outdoor themes and wildlife. He was born and raised in Watertown. The center had three floors of over 150 original oil paintings of his on display. The entry fee was free and to help keep the center going they had gift shops on each floor. Each gift shop had prints or canvas reproductions of Terry Redlin art. There were plates, coffee cups, coasters, puzzles, lamps and many other items. We bought a 1000 piece puzzle called Evening Surprise. We walked around the center for a couple of hours and were very impressed. It was a beautiful building with marble staircases. We had a great time.
The Terry Redlin Center and a statue of Terry Redlin
Flying Free 1990, the first painting Terry did of the Bald Eagle
The puzzle we bought Evening Surprise
After leaving the Terry Redlin Center we swung by Walmart to pick up a few things we needed. Then we went to Big Sioux Recreational Area, which is 100 miles from Watertown and close to Sioux Falls. By the time we arrived at the park the sun was out and the wind had gone down. It was 5:00 and we were ready to call it a day. We drove around the park and found a site we wanted to stay in. It was right across the street from the bathrooms. We parked the Minnie and then Larry called to make a reservation for two nights. The gentleman was very nice and said that there wasn’t a problem to have the site for the two nights. Then we plugged the Minnie in. Now we’re settled in for a couple of days.