We've been all over the country and we've performed in every state- but we still find new amazing things every time we're out on the road. Before today's show, we got to see the South Dakota Badlands!
First though, we made the obligatory stop at Wall-Drug. What's that? Well, if you drive into South Dakota, you'll begin to see LOTS of billboards advertising Wall-Drug. You're still hundreds of miles away, and you're seeing these billboards every mile or so! When you finally reach the exit, your curiosity has gotten the better of you, so you stop to see what it's all about.
Basically, imagine a mammoth-sized multi-shop building that has a gift shop, toy store, clothing store, restaurant, ice cream parlor, shooting gallery, and so much more. That's Wall-Drug. It began in the 1930s, and their attraction back then was that they offered free ice water! They have a zillion photo-op spots:
We then drove through a new spot for us- the famous BADLANDS! We've seen all the mountains from Colorado to Vermont- but these are just different:
They also have this sign that we don't see in Cincinnati:
We found the Badlands to be quite a scenic spot for one of our favorite photos:
So, it was on to Lower Brule for our show tonight. Lower Brule is Sioux Tribal land. The folks there were so nice! They had an awesome stage ready for us. We had to set up in a very short amount of time, but it was relatively easy with the folks who helped us load in. Here's what the stage looks like as we're getting everything in place:
. . . and backstage:
We perform in Waterloo, Iowa tomorrow. It's a long way out so we drove on to Sioux Falls tonight. Tomorrow we'll pass through Minnesota and then on to Iowa- we're hoping to see all of our friends from the area!