I was excited to see Wall Drug Store, but was sorely disappointed. You know how you have in your mind how something will look? I thought this would be one gigantic drug store. It wasn’t. It did take up practically a whole block, but it was divided into individual stores and was a complete tourist trap. I snapped a photo, mailed a card at the post office across the street and we left.
They must do a brisk business because I swear there was a billboard about every half mile along the highway.
It’s a hot day and a nice time to take in The Badlands when you can sit in the car with the air conditioning on. So we do.
Before we even get to the views these guys are backing up traffic and they aren’t moving.
The Badlands are a 244,000 acre National Park and the following photographs are of just the northwestern loop. Click on the photos to enlarge.
I do not know where we will lay our heads tonight, but anywhere will do. I am so tired.
As it turns out it’s a rest area and I ignore the three hour South Dakota rest area limit as others are doing. Interstate 90 is peppered with many small towns along it’s corridor: Kadoka, Murdo, Presho, Kennebec, Reliance, Chamberlain, Kimball.
The next morning we drive to Mitchell, one of the larger South Dakota towns and spend two nights in Walmart’s parking lot. Not the best place to be but there are no boondocking opportunities on the eastern side of the state close to where we need to be, and really all I want to do is rest up a bit before we hit Madison. I did get a few chores done during the two days: Washing Freedom’s windows, taping some Reflectix to the cube cooler, changing out the PVC curtain rod pipe for the real deal, and using double-sided tape to adhere the dash cover to the dash. Goat dog likes to crawl onto the dash to bask in the sun when we’re stopped and it was forever askew.
to the dash when we’re stopped to lay in the sun and it was always out of place.
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