What is Your Sign? (Traveling the USA)


What a thrill to have the opportunity to travel this great nation. Our great adventure began on Friday the 13th of November 2015. We are but three days into this adventure and 3 of the 5 states we have traveled through have been the picture of patriotism and grace that you think of when you think of the “Old Fashioned” USA. The people who represent these wonderful states make me believe that “please” and “thank you” are respectful terms that are still in use. We have been treated with the utmost respect and people aren’t afraid to shoot you a smile or give you a kind word to send you on your way. I have seen multiple displays of faith in people’s business windows. Sayings like “smile, God loves you!”, “Jesus saves” and “God Bless you”. I even saw a “Travelers Chapel” built right into a western walk strip mall in the charming city of Wall, South Dakoda.

In fact, Wall Drug was the most unique and pleasant experience. Starting around 50 miles West of Rapid City, we began to see signs announce “Wall Drug”. Jeff and I had driven across the Nation once before, 25 years ago, we knew it was coming, but I was surprised to see the first sign shortly after leaving Devils Tower National Park in South Dakota. We knew that this “Wall Drug” billboard campaign was so extensive, we decided that we would have the kids count how many signs we saw between Rapid City, SD and Wall Drug. There was 43 miles between the two cities so we all made an estimate of how many signs we would see with reference to Wall Drug. I guessed 30 signs, Daniel -13, Emily -40, Jeff -38 an