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Badlands National Park

badlandsThis was a random place that Rob and I stopped at along our first cross-country move. We were on highway 90 headed towards Mt. Rushmore full force but I thought it would be nice to check out the Badlands National Park since we were so close to it and all. The photos of it looked really cool looking so we just had to stop. Rob wasn’t so thrilled at the idea of stopping the truck lol since it took forever to park it but he was a trooper! No matter how much he complained that he didn’t want to site see along our trip, he was so happy after every place that we saw!

Plus Jason Aldean’s song “Fly over States” was on the radio quite often lol. If you haven’t heard it, then you seriously need to play it to understand.

Now if you’ve been on highway 90, you know there is endless amount of tourist traps lol its insane. Rob and I would point out the really weird ones and laugh about them. The most popular billboards were “See live buffalo”… “Visit the Corn Palace”… etc..  I have to say that Firehouse brewing company was pretty creative with their billboards. They had an old legit firetruck attached to their billboards lol. There was also a billboard to see the Little house on the prairie (yes the real one), which might have been interesting to see in a way but it was really out of the way.

And no we DID NOT stop at WALL DRUG no matter how many signs we saw for it lol. I don’t think we were missing anything too exciting even though the drive was boring at times lol.

O did I mention that we also broke down on the way? Yup haha that was fun haha. Little did we know it was soon going to happen again when we hit WY. But I was so glad we got a new cig. outlet so we could finally charge our iPhone’s on the road. Apple maps would kill our phones not to mention all of the places I was looking up to pull over at lol.

Here’s some Instagram for ya!

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If you ever go to the Badlands, you have to stop and feed the prairie dogs on the way. You just have to! They are the cutest things ever! Feeding them is totally different then seeing then behind a wall at a zoo. Here they come right up to you. Its so cute how they will put their little paws on you to take the food.

Rob and I were out there for like an hour feeding them and watching them run around haha. It was pretty exciting considering we’ve been in a moving truck all morning.

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On to the BADLANDS…..

As you can see the weather wasn’t the nicest, it was horrible lol. Rob and I packed for warm weather so we froze our butts off. Word of the wise, this isn’t a place you should wear your Toms or flip-flops. The mud here is no joke!

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As you drive through it, theres so many different unique views and angles.

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  1. JM says:

    It looks like you were in a big moving truck. Were you able to take in into the park?