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Larry here again.
Just south of the Nebraska/South Dakota border lies the little town of Valentine, NE. A few miles north of town is the Fishberry Campground, which is located with the boundaries of a working ranch. When we arrived late afternoon, it was mostly empty. By 10 p.m. it was mostly full. Apparently lots ...
... adventure. We were up at 4.30am, to be at the blind by 5.30am (first light). We sat quietly and patiently at the blind but it wasn't long before we heard the rustling of feathers, poor Laurie could hear and see the birds but it would be another hour before he could get a photo. This was a magical experience, they danced and boomed for hours and Laurie got great photos and ...
... all along Main Street.
Loved how Gordon-Valentine radio station, "The Twister," broadcast interviews with all the politicians who were out there out over Main Street for all to hear. I was happy (and relieved!) to have been the only politician who knew the answer to the "stumper" question -- "Which end of a bull gets up first when he rises from laying down?" -- with all my years in cattle feeding, even though it took me a second to mentally picture it, ...
... Fairgrounds. It was a dessert/auction/benefit for the Heart Fund, and what a success! I wore my red tie and Dawn was in a pretty red dress, so we fit right in, and had a wonderful time.
Finally, we relaxed in our room at the Niobrara Lodge, and rested up for a big day tomorrow at the Bull Bash!
As the Mr Henry Institute starts to seriously move west across the north of the USA, one thing is becoming clear. The northern hemisphere's moving into winter is manifesting itself beyond Graniteville, Vermont. For that reason, Mrs Henry and myself are currently not encamped but enmotelled in Valentine, Nebraska. Could travel destinations ever be more romantically polarised by name? No, dear donors, they couldn’t, but they do have one thing in common.