|The Prairie Homestead, just outside of the Badlands National Park off I-90, is a rare and preserved|
sod home. The sod portion, built in 1909, is on the left and the other addition was added later.
|Although cozy and play-house like, it would have been bleak–and dusty–much of the year.|
|That's the root cellar in a dugout to the right. Imagine the winters? And the wind?|
|A fine, interpretive display! |
I like a museum with a sense of humor.
|Some canned goods in the root cellar.|
|The sod chicken house.|
|The Badlands or Les Mauvaises Terres: bleak, expansive, not arable.|
They are more photogenic when the sun is out but this was our poorest weather day of the trip.
|While it is the ultimate tourist trap, you have to see it once in your life (well, this is twice for me).|
And it seems to be the only show in town unless you want to keep driving further along to Rapid City.
|There is still free ice water.|
|Coffee was great (or was it the price? Still 5 cents) but the food was lousy.|
|Get out of the way! Our boys do have a crazy sense of humor, too.|
All things considered, Wall Drug is a great place to get out and stretch for a bit.
|Magnificent Mount Rushmore, even though it was dreary out.|
|Mountain goats just sort of ambling along near a campsite.|
|Prairie dogs are everywhere and are a real menace to ranchers' livestock safety.|
|This bison was wandering around right outside of our car.|
|"Home, home on the range! Where the deer and the antelope play..."|
|Just missed this!|
|Our budding geologists.|
|Our cabin for the night at Rustic Ridge.|
Cozy, clean and rustic.
|Dinner at the end of a long day|
at the Chute Rooster in Hill City, SD.
You come back when you're ready!