Friday, June 24, 2011
Badlands, South Dakota
Probably most folks have seen photos of the Badlands on calendars and postcards, and maybe had the chance to be there. The place is so dramatic, with the green grass leading right up to the copper colored sedimentary rocks and mud. We camped just south of the Badlands, and so we drove through them several times to get somewhere for dinner, and to and from the highway. I took all these drive-by shots, never expecting them to be any good, and look!
We also saw our first pronghorned antelopes of the trip. Plenty of prairie dogs, some deer. No elk or bison yet.
We'll be in South Dakota now for a month. We're at the Elkhorn Ridge RV Resort in Spearfish, a nice real town, compared to nearby Deadwood, which is tourists and casinos. We got our SD driver's licenses today, and applied for our vehicle registrations. We're officially South Dakotans now.