Battle Creek Lodge
Travel Blogs from Keystone
Morning readers. Well no thunderstorm last night Franky, just some thunder from me snoring after some mountain Stella. Another beautiful morning. Time for breakfast then a trip to Mount Rushmore (we there yet?) followed by a drive round iron mountain road and some hiking. Forecast is for mid 90's. yahoooo. More to follow.
a busy day with a …
After a 6 1/2 hour drive from Denver to Keystone reaching altitudes of 6500 feet and temperatures of up to 96 deg f, we reached the stunning destination. The b & b is gorgeous. Loads of character and keystone itself is breathtaking. Time to unpack and go for a wander and maybe an ice cold beer.
... unique. It is run by the South Dakota fish and game department and features dioramas of various animals found in the state including big ones like elk and deer, little ones like marmots, prairie dogs and birds, and fish in an aquarium. Very educational as all the exhibits were "two fingers on". (Feel free to touch, but use only two fingers.). To top it off we then went outdoors to their fishing pond where anyone who wanted to could fish. The pond ...
Another early morning. Breakfast at 6:30 AM and the bus leaves at 7:45AM. Breakfast was a buffet with the usual (and a special treat). Scrambled eggs, sausage, muffins, toast, cereal with the added treat of freshly made waffles, including fruit toppings and whipped cream! Guess what all the kids went for. Our first animal sightings of the day occurred outside the breakfast window as a deer and a buck with velvet antlers wandered by having their morning snack.
After breakfast ...
Today we're excited to welcome our friends from the Shoreline Yacht Club to Hart Ranch - Howard & Pat Lund and Vince & Pam Markese. The rain has been on and off all day but we did manage to get our laundry done. So the two motor homes arrived around 3:00 pm just before the next down pour. Plans were made to meet at the venue for the Country & Western ...
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