|Gary, Joanne and us|
So we visited the Mt Rushmore Memorial, and then we headed to the Badlands. These are national parks that many visitors do in a day, as we did. But again - on a bicycle, we would have had several very rough days to reach the Badlands. And you really don't want to ride through there on a hot summer day!
On the way to the park, we went through Wall, and so of course we had to stop at Wall Drug Store. Other than the fact that it now measures a full city block, and must have more tchotckes in it than all of China, it's basically just a manifestation of American marketing - if you advertise it, they will come.
Badlands is spectacular, and a ride through in a car satisfied me. Did not want to be climbing those hills in the heat, with no source of water.
|Badlands National Park|
Then on to Pierre (pronounced "peer") where our friends will leave us - about 500 miles further down the road than before. We'll take it!