Silly Tourist Stop

Today brought a long drive from Rapid City, SD to Des Moines, IA. We were on the road pretty much all day. And thank you to David who drove the whole 660 miles!

Our first stop of the day was at Wall Drug. A few friends of ours told us that we would HAVE to stop by the time it came along. And boy were they right! We left Rapid City, SD heading east and immediately started seeing signs for Wall Drug. Every gimmick you can think of:

  • Free Ice Water – Wall Drug
  • 5¢ Coffee – Wall Drug
  • Wall Drug Rocks

The signs were colorful and the humor was inviting. So, of course, we had to stop. Wall drug is two things 1) the largest drug store you’ve ever seen and 2) the biggest tourist trap EVER.

Yep, we went to Wall Drug.

Most of the day, weather wise, was gloomy. Here’s my favorite photo of the sky while we were driving.

Cloudy skies in South Dakota.

Tomorrow, Chicago.