|South Dakota sunflowers|
Going across I-90 in southern South Dakota is an experience in itself. The terrain is all flat grassland and farms in the east, fields of sunflowers in the middle, and the beautiful Badlands and Black Hills in the west. Along the way are two National Parks and numerous tourist traps. We managed to take in a couple of the latter.
|Off to Cabelas|
|Proof that Steve was there!|
|Representing Mt. Rushmore, the Badlands, the Black Hills, and SD wildlife.|
|Ready for the corn to be applied.|
We bypassed the "Original 1880's Village" and proceeded on to Wall Drug Store for our "free ice water." It is a really tacky tourist place, but since Larry and Bonnie had not experienced its charms, we felt compelled to stop. At least the ice cream was good. Of course we also had to take some "tacky tourist" photos!
On we went to Rapid City, where we are staying at an Elk's Club. Nice, inexpensive camping with 50 amp sites with water. There is even a golf course! After setting up and happy hour, we were off for a fast food dinner followed by an early bedtime.