Battle Creek Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting
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I always knew that this road trip would include a stop at Mt. Rushmore. I had never been there before, and I do think we all should seize the opportunities to see these monuments and learn about the history of our country.
But I have to be honest. I thought it would be a little cheesy. I thought I would walk up, snap a picture to prove I was there, and move on. ...
... for Wall Drug. My dad had been raving about this store ever since he learned that I would be driving through South Dakota, and though I wasn't originally planning on stopping, he had been urging me to go for days. I had no idea what Wall Drug was, but I figured it'd have to be pretty interesting if they had billboards all the way in Minnesota. Right? So I followed the 90+ signs leading me to Wall Drug (yes, I counted over ...
... visited during the tourist season; heaven knows what the number is today. The saying around here is "if Wall Drugs does not have it, you do not need it". It occupies two city blocks and sells EVERYTHING a tourist might need or want.
We had lunch there. I had a buffalo burger, Zoe chose chicken tenders and fries and Yvonne had a regular hamburger. Of course we finished off the meal with ice cream cones because our tour ...
So today things were back to a more normal routine and I swam and we played Pickleball. We decided to go for a motorcycle ride to revisit the Badlands. We took a back road on Hwy 44. It was a beautiful ride in the sun and we could smell the fresh cut hay along the way. There were farmers everywhere working on their land. After about 1 1/2 hours, we ...
... and went for a hike into the hills above. Saw a white tailed eagle.
Back on the road again and I spotted some funny looking creatures so pulled over for a shifty with the binoculars only to see a whole civilisation of prairie dogs. Funny as we were standing at the side of the road watching thru binoculars and snapping away, the number of cars that pulled up asking what we had spotted. Excitedly we told them only for them to look unimpressed ...