[Spridgets] Devils Tower - Close Encounters Drive In?

dwoerpel at wi.net dwoerpel at wi.net
Wed Jun 29 23:16:58 MDT 2011

Folks headed west returning from the 50th may run into some Sturgis traffic.
Aug 8 to 14.  You should be OK.  Sturgis is a riot though.

Dave W.

> Hey Rick,
> I was the one that told you about that.  Just outside the gates of Devils
> Tower National Monument is the Devils Tower KOA.  Every night at dusk they
> show the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind on the back wall of the
> campground office.  You just pull up your camp chair, crack open your
> favorite beverage and watch the movie in the shadow of the tower.  It's
> kind
> of an eerie feeling to be watching the movie and to look over your right
> shoulder and see the tower looming up over you.  While I recommend a stop
> there to anyone driving through Northeastern Wyoming it would add an extra
> hour of driving to you planned stop in Gillett for your second night out.
> Of course if you did that it would shorten you next day so you could add
> the
> driving loop through Badlands National Park.  Talk about your photo op
> location.  Badlands National park is another place I would recommend to
> anyone traveling through South Dakota on I-90.  The turn off for the Park
> is
> at Wall SD so you might as well stop by Wall Drugs and be a tourist.  You
> can't miss it; they have signs along I-90 for Hundreds of miles.
> http://www.devilstowerkoa.com/info.html
> http://www.nps.gov/badl/index.htm
> http://www.walldrug.com/
> Damn I wish we were still going!
> Rich Ball
> '76 Midget
> Everett, WA
> -----Original Message-----
> From: spridgets-bounces at autox.team.net
> [mailto:spridgets-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Rick Bastedo
> Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 6:40 PM
> Subject: [Spridgets] Devils Tower - Close Encounters Drive In?
> We will be driving from the west coast along I-90 to get out to the Midget
> 50th next month.
> Someone, I think from here, told me once about the drive in movie theater
> at
> Devils Tower that shows Close Encounters during the summer.
> If everything works out I'd like to go there and see it.
> Does anyone know about this?
> Oh yes, and if anyone else knows of other cool points of interest along
> that
> route please speak up!
> Rick (3rd kind?) Bastedo
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