Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Vacation Day 6

Monday, July 5, 2010: We got up again at 8:45 today and chose not to eat the breakfast at the hotel. Instead, we drove to Rapid City and had lunch (at 10:30) at McDonald’s. This was actually the first time we ate at a McDonald’s on this trip! There was a sports card shop across the street from the McDonald’s so Bruce and the girls went in there after we got done eating and then we headed towards Wall. We arrived in Wall about 12:15 and began looking at the shops and at Wall Drug. I had been at Wall Drug as a child but I really don’t remember a whole lot about it except that I thought it was big. We spent quite a bit of time there and just went slowly, looking at everything. We did some of the free ice water! We had ice cream in their soda fountain area about 3:00 and finally left there a little after 4:00. We decided to go ahead and head to the Badlands National Park. We drove the south-eastern loop of the park and entered it just about 8 miles from Wall. We were in the park until maybe 6:30pm, having stopped a few times to look at scenery and take pictures. We also stopped (of course) at the gift shop. We got back on I-90 and continued east until we got to Murdo, SD, where we stopped and ate dinner at a place called the Rusty Spur. The time had changed and by the time we got done with dinner, it was after 9:00pm. We then decided to try to find a hotel in this town and succeeded with a Super 8. Once again, we played some cards in the room and now it is almost midnight so we are heading to bed soon!

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