Badlands

Trip Start Aug 18, 2011
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Sunday, August 28, 2011

We left Murdo SD early in the morning and our first stop was the 1880 town, which is a town of original South Dakota buildings furnished with thousands of antiques. It is a family run attraction that resulted from a movie being made in the area in 1972 and the movie company gave the buildings to the family for the use of their antiques in the movie. The town also has several of the props used in the movie "Dances with Wolves".

We then headed for the Badlands of South Dakota and the first stop was an authentic prairie homestead of a family who homesteaded the area in 1909. The home is a very humble one being a sod home built into the side of a hill. An abandoned shack was later added so they had a parlour a kitchen and a bedroom. The outbuildings were also preserved.

The badlands themselves were spectacular and I will let our photos speak for themselves.

Our last stop was and the South Dakota Air and Space Museum where Brian enjoyed looking at all the planes. It was probably close to 40 degrees outside so my enthusiasm was waning for being out walking around.

We camped at Walmart again. We had a young fellow come over from another motorhome to ask Brian for some assistance. He and his wife and 2 small children had purchased this motorhome in North Dakota for $4000 and were headed home to Minnesota. He had been given no instructions whatsoever about the operation of the vehicle, and his generator was not working. This motorhome was their home. Brian spent some time with him explaining as best he could the operation of the various systems in the vehicle. It took a long time to cool down enough to sleep.
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Brittanie Allan on

This is my favorite one so far, but I'm still catching up. The LEGO guys at the America Mall were really cool, but I love the Badlands. They look amazing.

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