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Day 5

Touring the Badlands and Wall Drugs

sunny 92 °F

After some much needed rest we set out at 8:30 A.M. to see the Badlands. It took about an hour of driving to arrive at the south entrance. I was pleased to find out that I was eligible for a National Parks free pass for the rest of my life due to being a disabled veteran. Veterans check this out because it is a great perk.

The Badland are so awesome. Going from flat praire grasslands to the sudden peaks of of geologic deposits containing some of the richest fossils. These peaks will not last forever and will eventually erode away. It's so magnificent, the colors, the lines, the canyons, and the grasslands around make up a beautiful picture that only the human eye can really appreciate. I took lots of pictures and will post them here but they only show a smalll part of what the Badlands are about.

The next place we went to is a place called Wall Drugstore in Wall, SD. This is a glimspe back into time where the Cowboys and Indians rule the praire land. The store stretches for several buildings emcompassing all kinds of things to purchase commemorating your visit to the Badlands and South Dakota. Our visit here also coincides witht the motorcycle rally in Sturgis, SD and all you could see were motorcycles, motorcyclists (men and women) and the shops in Wall were definitely playing on them with tons a gear for the Bike rally (jewelry, t-shirts, boots, vests etc.).

Be sure to take a look at the pictures that will be posted.

Posted by rburke8 16:33 Archived in USA Tagged family_travel

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