There is no question that I am in a new area when the two leading items on the local news are 1) It is going to freeze tonight, ending the growing season and 2) Pheasant hunting season begins tomorrow. I drove through much of South Dakota today and there is no question it is an important agriculture state. The top news item about the growing season ending impacts a huge number of people in the state. However, I cannot remember ever seeing that as a leading news item anywhere I have ever lived before.
Apparently pheasant hunting is quite big here too. People from neighboring states come to South Dakota for pheasant hunting. When I was checking into the RV park in Sioux Falls, the guy started telling me he was exciting about pheasant hunting this weekend. He said some years it was snowing when the season started, but this year it will be brisk cold. For me I would probably say very cold, but for people who live here, freezing is simply brisk cold.
There are more trees in South Dakota than what I observed in North Dakota. I really enjoy seeing the changing leaf colors. The golden yellows are beautiful. This RV park is filled with yellow trees.
The RV park also has a corn maze. I have seen them on TV, but never in real life. Can you imagine 100s of children running all through a maze? It is huge! This one is quite popular and families camp here from all over to go through the maze. It is closed now, but you can see how large it is.