The National Park system is probably the greatest thing about the US (free speech is OK too. And actually the interstate highway system is coming in pretty handy right now). After my trip to Yellowstone I was fully convinced of the bitchin' nature of the parks. The copilot required some evidence.
|Here we go!|
The infallible Wikipedia describes the Badlands:
Badlands National Park, in southwest South Dakota, United States preserves 242,756 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires blended with the largest protected mixed grass prairie in the United States. Heh heh...they said butte.
These wild rock formations just kept going.
|Someone did not enjoy being left in the car.|
We ventured onto an unsealed (dirt) road, and more wildlife appeared. Prairie dogs were seemingly everywhere.
|"OMG what is that?!"|
|Is it going to be like this all the way to Washington? Sweet!|
On to Rapid City to rest for the night.