Weather: High Temp: 65 Low Temp: 55 Sunny and windy. So windy in fact that because we were driving straight into the wind most of the day we got absolutely terrible gas mileage.
We feel like we have gotten the hang of packing up and heading out each morning. Most of today was spent in South Dakota, with nothing specific on the agenda other than to get to our destination in Wyoming with enough time to let the kids expend some of their extra energy. Last night we discovered that the famed Wall Drug was on our way and at a perfect distance from the start of our day to stop for a lunch break.
About 30 miles before Wall, SD, we saw a sign for the Badlands Scenic Loop road that conveniently ended at Wall. We made a quick decision that we had plenty of time for a detour thanks to gaining an hour to our day by passing into Mountain Time. That means we are now 2 hours behind the east coast (please keep that in mind when calling us!). What a fantastic decision that was! We entered Badlands National Park and made a couple of quick photo stops while driving the loop. The beauty of the Badlands can't be put into words, so I will just show you these photos instead. If we are friends on Facebook, you can find even more photos there, including family photos, in my CT to AK trip album.