Wednesday, July 11 – ONE THOUSAND DAYS AS FULL TIMERS! Yep, today marks our thousandth day on the road – that's pretty amazing!
We ventured into the South Dakota Badlands National Park this morning. The wind is ALWAYS blowing here. Today, it wasn't too bad. They say you get use to it.....huh!
We are amazed about the location of these natural wonders. Out here in the middle of nowhere – the Badlands!
Created over millions of years from what was once a shallow ocean. The wind continues eroding these formations and in another million years they will be gone, so you better get here quick to see them!
Gorgeous colors and formations make the drive through the Badlands breathtaking.
We both said WOW when we crested a hill on a short hike at the first pull-out – Big Badland Overlook. The views continued to take our breath away on the 20-mile loop drive through the Park.
We saw Long Horn Sheep just off the road grazing on the hillside grass. What a neat animal to see.
There are numerous hikes, both long and short, available to visitors. Again, the Golden Age Passport got us into this National Park free. What a tremendous program!
After our adventure in the Park, we had to make a quick stop for a free glass of ice water at the famous Wall Drug Store in nearby Wall, SD.
This is the King of Tourist Stops. It has sure grown since our last stop here 31-years ago. Amazing!
As we were driving home, this guy caught our attention.
Of course we had to pull in. It was a Prairie Dog ranch. But the owner was no dummy. He sold visitors peanuts to feed the Prairie Dogs. We watched these guys for a short time.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y'all back real soon. Have a great day!