AmericInn, Chamberlain, SD: A Boy’s Thumbs Up

When we pulled into the parking lot at the AmericInn in Chamerlain, South Dakota after hours of driving from Bolingbrook, Illinois– I mean hours, my 12-year-old son bounded out of the car for a quick look around.  “Mom,” he said, as I was still gathering up belongings to head inside. “I’m not sure if you’ll like it, but I love it. There are animal heads.” Mounted animal heads are one way to gauge that one has indeed hit the American West. I wouldn’t have it any other way. This stretch of landscape, where the Missouri River winds through, is where Lewis and Clark explored

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