Saturday, May 28, 2011
Day 4 How bad is bad? BAD....and that means good!
But the drive across S. Dakota was remarkable.
and got stocked up with fresh veggies, natural beef and local wine.
We've been travelling the I 90 highway for most of the trip so far and have been finding some interesting tidbits - like the fact that as we go west, the gas prices go down ( today filled up for $63 US) and the highway speeds go up. Here in S Dakota the speed limit is 75 mph. which seems to be about 130 kmh - We puddle along at about 100 with cars , trucks, vans and the occasional horse and cart passing us.
Paul has also been interested to see the older outlying buildings (sheds, barns etc.) which have been abandoned and left to fall in on themselves. No one even attempts to remove them. We counted about 15 today - often they are behind modern homes or farms - seems odd somehow to see these buildings left to crumble.
As we got closer to Badlands the terrain changed somewhat but nothing to give us a hint as to what to expect when we turned down into the park.
The KOA is the best so far with beautiful campsites and so quiet! We have eaten our wonderful meal from the farmer's market, drunk our wine, checked out the sunset on the White River.
But that will be another story....