Day 23 part 2 July 2
BADLANDS (are ya catchin’ my Springsteen references?)
On July 2, we headed east on South Dakota Rt 44. Our mission….to spit in the face of the Badlands. And spit, we did!
Badlands National Park was amazing, and we spent lots of time looking around and taking pictures. It’s a place unlike any other that we’d been to. Very cool.
When you exit the Badlands, I believe it’s actually a state law, that you have to stop at Wall, SD. Specifically, it seems to be required that you stop at Wall Drug, in Wall, SD.
I’ve seen those bumper stickers for years, that say, “Where the hell is Wall Drug?”, and I thought there was a town called Wall Drug. But no. The town is called Wall. Wall Drug is the drug store in Wall, SD.
Wall Drug, in Wall, South Dakota, is one of those places where Americans, and peeps from all over the world, can stop and buy a bunch more stuff to add to their pile of stuff that they store and cart around with them!
Mark bought a t-shirt. And it was really hot out, so we got ice-cream cones. An ice-cream cone is something you can buy and you never have to worry about what you’re gonna do with it or where you’ll have to store it.
We then headed south.
Spent the night in the parking lot (FREE!!) of the Rosebud Casino, right on the South Dakota, Nebraska State Line. Oh so close to touching Nebraska, but that’d have to wait until the morning!