USA, northern Centre
USA der zentrale Norden

Travelled through:

Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin

On the road for:

5 weeks and 5 920 Kilometer

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Our 2. voyage in the USA took us from Chicago to the Grand Teton and the Yellowstone Nat. Park, with his hot springs and geysers.
The Americans are very proud having a second Grand Canyon – the “Grand Canyon of Yellowstone”.

 From the Yellowstone Nat. Park we headed east and stopped in Deadwood, (plenty historic buildings and nostalgic western bars);
Cody (Buffalo-Bill-Museum) and Sturgis, a little town with nothing special, wouldn’t there be the legendary “BrokenSpoke Saloon” and the yearly
Harley Davidson Motorcycle Meeting with over 100 000 crazy bikers from all over the World.

The Blackhills show up with objects of interest, like the “Mount Rushmore National Monument”, the significant in stone carved heads of
the 4 Presidents (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt).

 Not far away, you’ll find the “Crazy Horse Memorial”. It was planed to show Chief“Crazy Horse” as an 550 feet high figure on a untamed horse.
In the meantime the 2. generation of  the sculptor K. Ziolkowski is working on it, but till today you only see the contour.

 Continuing through the Badlands (already the Indians called it bad land, because of the extremly hot, poor and pathless area) we passed
the “Wall Drug Store”, one of the biggest tourist attraction. Already in the 30’s the owners tempted the customers with “Free Ice” and
“Coffee only 5 Cents” into their buisness.

 Driving through the granary of the US, we passed Mitchell (every year the front of the “Corn Palace” is new decorated with corn and straw) on
our way to Chicago, where Michael hoisted the flag of our hometown “Stuttgart” on our arrival.

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