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Dale and Sandra Watkins
2 years ago

Visited Wall drug back in the 70’s This was our first time back. It sure has changed over the years except for the cowboy singers. I swear, they are still wearing the same shirts and singling the same tune today as they were 45 years ago. Just sayin. Great fun. A must stop for your bucket list.

Ernest Franzen
2 years ago

We had our first experience with free overnight camping at a Flying J in Tucumcari NM. Needless to say, this will also be our last. Our small pull behind was about 100 degrees inside and we do not have a generator, so we had to leave our windows open to try and keep cool. Nothing like trying to sleep surrounded by diesels running all night. Not fun.

On the way home, we spent the night at Santa Rosa Lake State Park. Best $18 I have ever spent.

I’ll leave the free parking lot spots for the loud and stinky diesel pushers.

Kathleen Manoff
2 years ago

Wall Drugs has wonderful Donuts.

Ron
2 years ago

Chuck,

While in the Mt Rushmore Area, visit Hill City and take Gail to the Alpine inn for a very Special Dinner evening. The best filet mignon you’ve ever had (don’t bother to order The lobster, they don’t have iT).
Ron

Randy
2 years ago

My wife just told me that if she was not in the forest with me I would still be wrong. It didn’t matter if she was there or not!!!

Sherry Dawson
2 years ago

I was glad to see Minnesota add another Scenic Byway to the list. I’m planning my full-time itinerary around the Scenic Byways in each state and had not found an easy way to group the route with all the stops I want to make along the way, campgrounds, restaurants, etc. Then I discovered My Scenic Drives at https://www.myscenicdrives.com/

With this road trip planner, all the Scenic Byways in each state are listed, so you can choose a state and pick the first route to take, then get help adding the other stops and needs along the way. Next you can link to another Scenic Byway and continue or add in routes and stops unrelated to the Scenic Byway. It’s easy and intuitive to use. Give it a try and see how you like it. From what I’ve done so far with it, it may become my only trip planning tool. Time will tell. . .

Dave Stewart
2 years ago

Chuck Woodbury
in your article you pointed out “Another example of how slobs are ruining our camping”.
I Have been a member of this group for some time. this group was started to bring attention to this situation. the group is
http://www.boondockersunited.com
I invite you to take a look at. http://www.boondockersunited.com
What you are saying in your article is why this group was started!

Dave
Alumaturtle

Gene Bjerke
2 years ago

Having heard about it most of my life, we had to visit Wall Drug when we were in the Badlands. We didn’t buy any of the tourist stuff, but we did get a prescription filled there.

Cheryl
2 years ago

Not sure where to respond to the What is it contest, so hopefully here is good. I am going with a guess that is quite different than what my husband wanted me to reply with (if it turns out that he was right, I will be hearing about it for a while). It looks to me like some kind of a sewing machine – likely an industrial one.

Charles Huish
2 years ago
Reply to  Cheryl

Sorry. It would help if I actually read all of the information about the contest and saw that I was supposed to send an email. I have done that now, and unfortunately I can’t edit the post.

JBC
2 years ago

Malia, thank you for sharing your story and so much very important information. You have enriched my life and offered insights I would never have imagined. Thank you RVTravel for posting this ongoing chapter of Malia’s life.

Bob Godfrey
2 years ago

We visited the Wall Drug Store years ago when finished visiting Badlands Nat’l Park and found it to be a real treat. It’s a very interesting part of Americana and shows American ingenuity. It is definitely worth the stop if you’re in the area. And when we went the coffee was free for veterans too!

Ralph Graner
2 years ago

Wall Drug – our first visit to WD was in 1982 on our first trip west using a backpacking tent. We travel west (Tetons, Yellowstone RMNP, etc.) almost yearly from Vermont, now in our Airstream and F250. Wall is always an aiming point for a night. It’s just fun to stay at Sleepy Hollow and head over to WD and browse. This year it was even more special as we are now in our 3rd generation, as our son and his family (2 kids) traveled in tandem with us. The grandkids loved all the WD adventures. We will continue this tradition as long as we travel west. Oh… don’t forget hot sticky buns for breakfast. Best ever!!! (This year we were there July 7 and July 24 on the way home to VT.)

Tommy Molnar
2 years ago

I was bicycling across the US back in 1979 and made special point of going through Wall, just to say I did it. And of course I filled up my water bottles with “free ice water”.

Ed & Robin D.
2 years ago

Chuck,
Towards the beginning of this weeks news letter, you have an article that states that the mail forwarding company in S.D. has closed its doors with no warning. But a little further down the newsletter you advertise a mail forwarding business in S.D. Is this the same business? If so, why are you advertising it, if it is out of business? Just an oversight?

John
2 years ago
Reply to  Ed & Robin D.

If you had read the article you would know that they are two different businesses.

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Chuck Woodbury (@chuck)
2 years ago
Reply to  Ed & Robin D.

No Ed and Robin, they are totally different businesses. Americas Mailbox which is one of our advertisers is still very much in business. It was MyDakotaAddress that closed its doors.