Badlands NP 2011
Roger's stay in Wall, South Dakota while visiting Badlands NP, August 16 & 17, 2011


08/15/11 day 57 Slept until 8:00am had breakfast and got on the internet again because it worked so well and who knows if I will have any internet in the next town of Presho, South Dakota. Arrived at Presho a small town in the middle of no where surrounded by farm land hay and corn fields around 4 pm. Got checked in and to my surprise my phone and the MiFi worked good.

 

08/16/11 day 58 Got up at 7:00 am and headed west 120 miles to the town of Wall, South Dakota. Checked into a delightful RV Park called Sleepy Hollow which had clean large sites, grassy, full hook ups, 2 blocks from the famous Wall Drug Store, Cottonwood trees, and huge open space grassy areas. I arrived at 10:30 am, got hooked up and went to Wall drugs for free hot donut and a barbecued beef sandwich. Toured the huge store a bit, making a couple of purchases and returned to trailer. The Badlands NP was only 15 miles away, so I decided to tour it in the afternoon and then return at sunset for photography. It was a beautiful relatively cool day and I enjoyed the park a lot. I did some photography even with the bad high overhead lighting. It is a good thing I took photos as I was too tired to return for sunset. I spent 3 hours going through the park and could have spent a lot more time. This place is really scenic and would be awesome at sunrise or sunset, a highly recommended site for photographers. I returned about 5 pm and stopped at Wall Drug again for more shopping and food. I had a really good big cherry malt for only $3. Some things at Wall Drug were a bargain and others very expensive but most items were of high quality. Returned to trailer and crashed into better early around 6:00 pm and never made it back up for that sunset.

 

08/17/11 day 59 Arose at 6:00 am and went to Wall Drugs for breakfast. I decided to skip Devil's Tower as it was an extra 170 miles and I am sick of driving right now. I drove about 360 miles to Cheyenne Wyoming where I got one of the last spots at the AB Campground. The had a barbecue restaurant so I drive their beef brisket a mistake as it was so salty I could barely eat it and I like salt. Did a bit of computing and play a tournament on the BBO with Marvin before going to bed early.



Last updated on September 21, 2011