Day 13, Saturday, July 28, 2018
It was Saturday morning! Although let’s be real – the days of the week didn’t have much significance for me on this trip, and beyond writing down what day it was in my journal, I didn’t pay a whole lot of attention to days or dates last summer.
I woke up, tore down my tent and took a shower. Then I decided to try out the breakfast at Wall Drug – a western institution! Wall Drug has been around since 1931 – I blogged about my visit in 2016 with my mom. I had two eggs, toast, ham, and a maple frosted donut for breakfast. YUM!
After breakfast, I headed back into Badlands National Park.
I drove down the Sage Rim Road again and found a few wild bison, and several domestic ones, as well as the prairie dog town! I love prairie dogs! It had been a couple of years since I had seen any, and they are still amazingly cute. I didn’t see any more Bighorn Sheep, but I was ok with that since I had seen several the evening before.
I drove through the park from west to east, stopping at a few viewpoints along the way and checking out the scenery. It was much cooler than my visit a few years before – in the low 70s instead of 97 degrees! I hadn’t planned on spending a lot of time there on this visit though, so I kept it to a relatively brief drive through. Just enough time for a lot of selfies!
Although I love the Badlands, I had so many more places to see on my trip!