Good Times in the Badlands

Now we know why they call it the Badlands.

Now we know why they call it the Badlands.

It’s Friday on the Great Race 2016 and we had a full day of the wonders of South Dakota. After leaving Rapid City we headed to Chamberlain, where we were greeted by some of the most enthusiastic and friendly people ever. A wonderful lunch and patriotic centerpieces, complete with sparklers and Tootsie Pops.  When we arrived in Sioux Falls, one of the largest crowds yet was there to welcome us and check out the cars. Along the way, we drove through the Badlands National Park and both Brett and Dan and Trevor and Josh picked up a few aces today. It was a good day on the road. On Saturday we head into Iowa and it’s hard to believe it will all be over on Sunday when we arrive in Moline, Illinois. We are already feeling nostalgic that it’s going to be over soon.

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We’re right behind you!

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Let’s make this light!

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The Welcome Committee at our lunch stop.

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Arrival in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Mary and I enjoy seeing these preserved and treasured signs in the small towns.

Mary and I enjoy seeing these preserved and treasured signs in the small towns.

We thought these Mt. Rushmore people were fantastic.

We thought these Mt. Rushmore people were fantastic.

In Chamberlain, SD

In Chamberlain, SD

Serving us in style.

Serving us in style.

Thank you thank you thank you, it was so tasty.

Thank you thank you thank you, it was so tasty.

Everyone gets a t-shirt. Thanks for a delicious lunch.

Everyone gets a t-shirt. Thanks for a delicious lunch.

Thank you to all the people who made our lunch stop in Chamberlain so special.

Thank you to all the people who made our lunch stop in Chamberlain so special.

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Miss South Dakota was on hand to greet us!

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Fun centerpieces at our lunch tables in Chamberlain, South Dakota.

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Dan and Brett with FOUR aces! Congratulations boys!

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Entering the Badlands National Park. How bad could it be?

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A great graphic at our lunch stop.

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The crowds couldn’t get enough of the cars at Sioux Falls.

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Trevor and Josh now have eight aces total for the 2016 Great Race.

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If you’ve ever driven across South Dakota, you can’t escape the fabulous marketing for the famous Wall Drug Store.

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Another photo opp for the Stars and Stripes, background Badlands.

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From the Great Race Facebook page. Great photo.

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