South Dakota where the sky is bright blue most days and the nights are cool is one of my favorite places to visit in the Midwest during the summer.
While tourists spend hot summer afternoons in the small town of Wall where a drug store appropriately named Wall Drug located. Wall drug became famous when the owner and his wife began offering free water to people passing by on their way to Rapid City. Now it and the town are a tourist destination just north of the Bad Lands. Early in the morning and late in the evening, the sun releases the colors of the arid peaks and canyons of the Bad Lands. I was fortunate to spend a few days exploring all around the Bad Lands loop and observe a thunderstorm.
Ah the Bad Lands, I will return again to listen to the quiet in the late afternoon and perhaps get a photo of the stars circling above. And dance with my wife by the side of the road with the car radio playing the Blue Skirt Waltz.