BEST WESTERN Sundowner Inn
Travel Blogs from Hot Springs
... a building over the site and have spent the last 40 years excavating the area and studying the remains of the animals they are finding. It was an awesome experience to see an active site where paleontologists are working on a daily basis. We got a personal tour of the site, including meeting with a leading Russian scientist ( Olga) who gave us a behind the scenes tour of her lab where she explained what was going on and how it was done. The ...
... access. I would go on the 4 hour tour if I ever go back.
We drove around a bit before going back to the tent. It had rained/stormed while we were in the cave. Just lingering clouds and distant thunder. The tent was dry inside so we piled in our sleeping bags and mattress. Slept soundly. Awoke to light rain in the night. The morning was clear and we had our coffee at the picnic table and enjoyed being in such a beautiful place.
... dark Ponderosa Pine.
We enjoyed the view, and because we were the only visitors, let the dog go and run on her own. We stayed about 30 minutes then headed back down the road we had entered on. Along the way we saw several pairs of bright blue Bluebirds. They were not comfortable with us around and if we tried to get close for a photo off they went. Dolly did, although, find one that stayed put long enough for a quick picture.
After weaving our ...
... blew a hunters hat off his head. The natural hole of the cave entry was the size of a basketball and was underneath shrubs so not readily visible. When the hunter returned to show his brother the wind hole, his hat blew in to the hole and when he went into the hole to retrieve the hat, he discovered the cave.
We toured the cave with about 30 others and ranger guide. The formations in the cave were called popcorn, boxwork ...
... another one. I could really car less, but Sunday night football is a big deal to Papa.
Last Monday we were driving down I-90 and we got passed by the Sunday night NFL semi! Right after that we saw the Kid Rock Semi and on another day we saw the Zac Brown Band. You just don't see things like that in Alaska..
More adventures tomorrow! We really need to find a post office cause we have birthday presents to send:)
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services