Today I went most of the way across South Dakota, from Mitchell to Rapid City. I stopped first at a truck stop to use the bathroom and clean the windshield. I could have seen the real General Lee from Dukes of Hazzard across the street, but I didn't. Then I stopped at a scenic overlook for some pictures of the hills and the Badlands.
Then I went to Wall Drug. I think they kind of oversold the place. I guess if you wanted to buy a bunch of crappy souvenirs it would be good. I don't really have room for souvenirs. The "Backyard" is where more displays are. The animatronic T-Rex was neat; I actually got there in time to watch its head move and roar.
I got lunch at the bar so I could watch football on the TVs, although the crappy Lions don't play until tomorrow night. I remember why I don't frequent bars as it was loud and obnoxious and the service sucked. But at least it killed enough time that I got to Rapid City in time to check in to the motel. As fancy as this place tries to seem, it'd be nice to have a TV from this century. Come on, even the dumpier ones I've stayed at had flat screens!
Anyway, tomorrow I'm going to Mount Rushmore and then Tuesday I'll leave South Dakota for Wyoming and Montana. Huzzah.
Here are the pictures: