South Dakota

Still in a food desert.  Needing some supplies for tomorrow’s breakfast we tried stopping in Kadoka, SD at the apparently only grocery store, People’s Market.  it was a total waste of time.  There was not a single item in the store we would consider eating.

Known as “The Gateway to the Badlands”, the work Kadoka means “Hole in the Wall” in the Lakota language. Best to skip Kadoka (population of 650) if you’re even thinking about it, unless you want to see what it looks like in the true middle of nowhere.

We continued down I-90 and tried our shopping luck again at the next town, Murdo, a town of approximately 480 people whose claim to fame is apparently that it sits on the line between Mountain and Central Time Zones. We fared here a little better:  The Murdo Family Grocery had some of the basics we needed. The employees were nice and helpful, and it was a total hoot to listen to the cashiers speak like characters straight out of the movie “Fargo”.

South Dakota is wide open prairie, cattle and the occasional geographical anomaly. So far, it’s been kind of hard to distinguish it from Eastern Wyoming. As we near the Badlands, however, things are starting to change.

South Dakota Expanse

Hopefully, Nebraska will be a more food-healthy state.  (Ha.)


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