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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Not a cloud in the sky day! Toured Omaha, NE in the morning...what a great city. College World Series is in town. Walked the Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge over the Missouri River spanning the Nebraska/Iowa state line. We arrived at Badlands National Park after an easy six hour drive. Greeted by six bighorn sheep just inside the park entrance! The first time any of us had seen them in the wild.
... that they will be gone in 500,000 years, so if you haven't been here already you better come quick!
From the visitor center, we took a short drive further into the park to the start of the hiking trail. We decided to do three trails that made a big loop. The first trail was a climb up the rocks until we plateaued a bit, the rest of the hike was flat, but very hot with no shade so we did wish we started a ...
... is split and nailed to the wall. There are murals outside and also inside in the arena. A bit of a tourist trap, but a good place to stop and honor this vegetable of gold! Next up along our way was Al's Oasis in Chamberlain, SD. Just as you go over the Missouri River, there is a restaurant where you can get a good Buffalo burger, and we passed through there right at lunch, so it was perfect! ...
... over under a bridge to shelter. This is where we meet the first English riders of the holiday, ironic it had to be in a storm. Some of us climbed up under the bridge as the rain/hail was horizontal, others (Gnome) opted to jump in the car. After about 20 minutes the wind changed the rain stopped & a rainbow appeared. We extracted ourselves from our various hiding places & headed off, chilly & damp. At one ...
... based on the "XXX mikes to Wall Drug" signs. It was unbelievable. But my first natural site along the way was crossing the Missouri River near Chamberlain, SD. I'm driving along, heading up a hill, and then a huge body of water lies in front of me with rolling hills of all colors green behind it. It was all I could do to not slam on my brakes in the middle of the interstate to take a picture. It wasn't close to being the most amazing thing I expect to encounter on ...