Yes, I Spat In Their Face

Sunset, on the road

Sunset, on the road

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.

Badlands

Badlands

Badlands

Badlands

Mark, takin' a selfie @ Badlands

Mark, takin’ a selfie @ Badlands

Badlands

Badlands

Badlands

Badlands

Badlands

Badlands

Badlands

Badlands

Badlands

Badlands

Mark, Fiona & the Badlands

Mark, Fiona & the Badlands

Badlands

Badlands

Badlands

Badlands

Mark, taking in the Badlands

Mark, taking in the Badlands

Badlands & Fiona

Badlands & Fiona

Badlands

Badlands

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 Store

Wall Drug Store

Post Office in Wall

Post Office in Wall

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.

Beautiful sunset

Beautiful sunset

On the road again

On the road again

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!

4 thoughts on “Yes, I Spat In Their Face

  1. Ali Acevedo says:

    We spent 3 weeks traveling through the Dakotas, Wyoming, Montana and BC Canada when I was 10 yrs old. One of my favorite memories (remember my age at the time) was shopping in Wall Drug! I remember buying a beautiful bright green geode and some gum that looked like gold nuggets 🙂 Good times, thanks for the memories!
    PS, you are wrong about the ice cream. You won’t like where it is stored 🙂
    Ali

  2. I would give anything to go back to South Dakota. I was a snotty 15 year old who didn’t care and didn’t want to be on vacation with her parents. Mount Rushmore, Crazyhorse, the Badlands, Sturgis… All on my list of places to go again. Good ol’ Wall Drug.. Such a neat place. I wish I hadn’t made my parents rush through it 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    • Howdy! Thanks for visiting my blog. Don’t beat yourself up about being a snotty 15 year old. Who wasn’t?! It’s cool that you now have an appreciation for it all and have the desire to go back!

      All those places were great. I’m hoping we can go through North Dakota on our way back.

      Nancy

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