My World and Welcome to It!

These are my thoughts and opinions about life in general. I also get daily prompts from DSP which inspire me to write. If I throw in some scrapbook pages I've done, photos I've taken, and stories about me, you will have an idea about my loony life!

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Adventure Day 46 – South Dakota

Today we headed up the road and had our last look of Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse. We stopped in Rapid City but most everything was closed since it was early Sunday morning. We went to the South Dakota Air and Space Museum which was right outside Ellsworth Air Force Base. It was a free museum and really interesting. If anyone lives near here or is going by, it is worth stopping to look around.

After lunch, we headed to the Badlands National Park. We stopped in Wall to see the famous Wall Drug store (they have ads along the interstate like the old Burma Shave ads). Then we drove the scenic loop around the Badlands. It was really different than the other parks we have seen. We stopped at the newly renovated visitor center in Interior, SC and watched the movie about the park.

After the park, we headed back to Wall which was the closest place we could find with lodging. It actually makes my town of Fountain Inn look like a big city! We needed to stay close because tomorrow morning we have reservations for the Minuteman Missile NHS. They will take us to the launch facility and the launch control room.

To see more pictures on Flickr – Click HERE.


Karen (karooch from Scraps of Mind) said...

Is that what they call a Buck Rabbit Pat?

loonyhiker said...

I believe it is a jackalope (cross between jack rabbit and antelope).LOL

Glynis said...

You were here!!???!! I'm sorry I haven't kept up with your travels, but I hope you enjoyed your time in Rapid City!

Tink said...

How fun. I remember seeing the Burma Shave ads when we would travel cross country. Nice to know some things haven't changed much.