Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Badlands, South Dakota

July 1-5. We are in Philip, South Dakota at the edge of the Badlands and Badlands National Park, exit 131 on I-90.  Why do I tell you what exit are at?  Beacause it's trivia time.  Trivia: Did you know that the Eisenhower Interstate system requires that in every 5 mile section, there be 1 continuous mile of straight road, useable as emergency landing strips!
This area is breathtaking, as you will see in the photos. The prairies go on for miles.  Today I had to go 66 miles to the nearest fuel stop with diesel. We spent most of our first full day in the national park and at a prairie homestead, just outside the park.  We also took an hour long lecture on fossils found at the park.  We are going back tonight at 9 p.m. for a Stargazers talk with park rangers and viewing the night sky through telescopes.

Lunchtime Picnic

A prairie homestead
prairie outhouse

Rolls of hay on the prairie

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