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Thursday, May 24, 2012

   





Sioux Falls South Dakota



The day started cold and raining with no immediate forecast for anything different. So it’s time to move on.  We left the Badlands at 8:00 this morning and checked into the Towers campground in Sioux Falls around 2:00 this afternoon.  The rain held off most of the day but the skies remained threatening.

The lady at the campground office suggested that we drive downtown to Falls Park to see the falls. The water level is high and the falls are quite pretty. We have been through Sioux Falls before but never knew about the falls or Falls Park.

Tomorrow will be our last day on the road. It has been a fantastic trip for us, one we will always remember. Thanks for being part of it and we hope you enjoyed it.  

Rich and Chris





Falls Park

Falls Park

Falls Park

Falls Park





Falls Park

Falls Park

Falls Park

Badlands of South Dakota
 
The bad weather from the Black Hills reached us sometime during the night. High winds, some rain and a drop in temperature. With threatening rains this morning we thought we would drive into town, Wall, and hope the weather would clear up in the afternoon. By the time we returned from town the weather had change and was pretty nice. Lunch and an afternoon hike became the order of the day.

We chose the Medicine Root Loop trail. The trail is a moderate trail which generally consists of flat grass prairie hiking with views of the Badlands in the distance. We did encounter a rattle snake that seemed very annoyed that we were invading his territory. After a few minutes of no one making a move we figured out what we had to do to vacate the area without any unfortunate incidents. It was a couple of tense minutes however.  

The day ended with a beautiful sunset.



Wall Drug

Main Street Wall South Dakota

Main Street Wall South Dakota


Blue Bird

Meadow Lark with Lunch





Medicine Root Loop Trail

Medicine Root Loop Trail

Medicine Root Loop Trail

Medicine Root Loop Trail




Clover

Prairie Rose

Small Flowers along the trail




There's a snake in there

Badlands Sunset

Badlands Sunset