It’s up early for a quick road trip. First stop is the famous Wall Drug to get a glass of their famous ice water.
Rob ordered their world famous roast beef sandwich and since I eat meatless, I ordered a garden burger. My waiter (with a twinkle in his eye) asked if I wanted bacon with that. I said no and we both had a good laugh. He told me that some people say yes.
We went through all the stores and booths. We had our picture taken in an old fashioned photo booth and had a warm homemade donut.
We wanted to go to the Buffalo Gap National Grasslands Visitors Center, but unexpectedly it was closed.
Lack of moisture, frequent wildfires, and a thin layer of topsoil prevent trees from developing deep taproots and expanding into open grasslands. With hot, dry summers, cold winters and blizzards, a short growing season, and periodic floods and droughts, grassland plants have adapted to these extreme conditions