Sunday, September 02, 2012

Badlands and Wall Drug- September 2, 2012

We awoke this morning to see a beautiful sunrise over the prairie at Presho, S.D. 

By 8am we were on the road once again and shortly after starting out we were in Mountain time so we gained an hour.   We passed huge fields of sunflowers this morning in South Dakota as we had passed yesterday in Minnesota.   

Leaving the interstate we drove the loop road through the Badlands.  We had taken this drive before but the views continue to be amazing and beautiful to us. 

Leaving the badlands we were immediately in the town of Wall, S. D., the home of the famous Wall Drug Store that has billboards all along the interstates.

We had been here once before but decided to stop again and, like before, found nothing to get overly excited about.  Back on the road we stopped for fuel and a short while later at a rest area for lunch.  Entering Wyoming we made a stop at the visitor’s center to pick up a state map and gather information about Yellowstone and Grand Tetons.  Two hundred sixty-eight miles of travel, the last 20 miles into the state of Wyoming, and we made our stop at Sundance.  We will be here for 2 nights- time to catch our breaths and get a side trip to Devil’s Tower tomorrow.