Badlands National Park Quote from this website…
Good Times at the Badlands
There is no better “food for the soul” then driving into the Badlands National Park on an early spring afternoon as we did yesterday. The scenery is breathtaking and takes your mind to a beautiful spiritual level far away from the day to day human challenges we endure. Judy and I took the alternate I90 route to Wall, SD through the Badlands and soaked up the warmer weather and amazing sites, including grazing bighorn sheep. The history of this place is amazing. Once completely covered with water and sea life…a climate similar to Florida with ancient mammals and palm trees everywhere. All this changed over time as the climate became cooler and erosion created the spectacle we see today.
We stopped for the night in the destination town of Wall, SD where Wall Drugs http://www.walldrug.com/ became famous. We had enough time to go by the old historic town and hang out at Wall Drugs for awhile, a must see tourist attraction. Wall Drug opened in 1931 during the depression as an ice store, and now it is famous worldwide and represents a must see historic site. The business is also an example of the great entrepreneurship of Ted Hustead and his wife Dorothy.
Today we head west to see Mt. Rushmore http://www.nps.gov/moru/index.htm as we make our way back to Depoe Bay, Oregon. We can so enjoy our trip back home now knowing our granddaughter Jordan is doing great recovering from a successful heart procedure just two weeks ago today. We are blessed on this Good Friday and celebrate our faith during this Easter weekend…
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