Day 12, Friday, July 27, 2018
After my visit to Ellsworth Air Force Base, I continued on my way to Wall, South Dakota and got a space at the Sleepy Hollow campground. It was $15 plus tax for a tent site, one of the cheapest campgrounds on my trip. I set up my tent, took a nap and then went to Badlands National Park nearby to see if I could find any wildlife.
I wasn’t planning to stay that long at Badlands, as there was a thunderstorm in the distance – and I would be spending more time there the next day. It was interesting to see the storm approaching on the horizon – that light!
I drove slowly down the Sage Rim Road, where I found Bighorn Sheep! They are so cute! And those babies! I loved just watching them amble by.
It was too dark for good photos, so I made my back towards camp and stumbled upon one of my favorite photos of my entire road trip. The recent rain had soaked the road, making it shine like chrome. The road, the sky, and my car hood made for a spectacular but unexpected subject. I still love this photo!
Back at camp, I had left-over sausage and rice, along with a Huckleberry lager. And I did laundry. Because not every evening on a road trip can have over-the-top excitement… It was a great day!