Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Wall, South Dakota

While traveling to Wall, SD we decided to stop at this rest area and saw this spectacular view of the Missouri River with the Louis & Clark marker.  Another view we saw over and over were billboards of the famous "Wall Drug" as seen on the "Today" show(that was even on the billboard), it reminded me of South of the Border on the way to Florida.  The funny thing is, I called ahead for a campground in Wall where we would spend a week and guess where we were, right behind it.  Good old country music from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

Al has been talking about going to the national parks since we began this adventure and we finally made it to the first one!  The Badlands Nat'l Park was magnificent, I've never seen anything like this!  As you can see in the pictures, the rock formations & fossils make up the park.  The Badlands border the Grasslands which we also traveled through because the park rangers told us there were Bison throughout the park.  Take a look at the picture Al took, we waited 15 minutes for him to walk down the hill and pass in front of us.  This area was a must see and we enjoyed it very much!

Rest Area with Louis & Clark marker.(Missouri River in the distance)

Wall Drug Store & Cafe

Badlands National Park map

Badlands hills are 244,000 acres & border the Grasslands

Buffalo in the Grasslands passed right in front of our car!

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