Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam....

Trip Start May 01, 2013
Trip End May 01, 2014

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Where I stayed
Custer State Park
Game Lodge Campground, Custer State Park
What I did
Buffalo, Elk, Mule Deer, Coyote, Turkey

Flag of United States  , South Dakota
Monday, June 3, 2013

...and the skies are not cloudy all day!  Wishful thinking on the sunny skies forever, but for now they are shining brightly.

We got here yesterday around 3:30 p.m.  On our drive here we left the Badlands behind and entered the grasslands, then rolling grassy hills, then you could see the mountains in the distance and it became horse country.  We actually saw a coyote on the field and this time I did get a distant shot of him.

I have decided to sell my photos to  help defray the cost of this trip.  Here is the pricing:

Blank shots $4.00
Blurred shots $5.00
Windshield, windshield wipers, rear view mirror or screen shots $6.00 (now they are artsy)
"Money" shots (the good to great ones)  FREE

Please place your order now for these limited edition photographic prints, and send your check to my offshore account # 123-45678-009!  Keep those checks rolling in and I'll keep taking my photos!

We are inside the State Game Lodge doing our internet work (the summer white house for Calvin Coolidge (is he a distant relative to Koulichkov?????)...I could get a free room possibly - I'll have to check that out.  Eisenhower also used this lodge...anyway, I was talking to a lady who works here in the gift shop and she was telling me that she is a full time RV'er and does it all by herself!!  She's in her mid 70's I would guess and has done this for 9 years.  I asked her if she felt comfortable doing it along and she said yes, then added, I don't need a man, "men are like parking lots, the good ones are taken and the rest are handicapped"  I about fell on the floor!!!  Keep that one in mind, Ladies...sorry guys!

In the evening at 6:00 p.m. they have a "caravan" tour of the Wildlife Loop with a naturalist and we went along - we were the ONLY ones to go along...we had a great time and saw plenty.It lasted one and 1/2 hours...Buffalo, Mule Deer, a herd of about 75 elk!   When the kids get here tonight, they will love this. They also have wild burros that you can actually feed!  Didn't see them yet.

So we have plenty of options for tours, theater, dinners, jeep rides off roading in the park and lots of activities for the kids.  Should keep us busy for the next 8 days.  Weather looks good for the next several days.  Today NO wind.  What a nice change of pace, we can actually stand up straight for a change!  I was beginning to think I'd be at a 45 degree angle for the rest of my life (wait maybe I'm already there)...

Nick's brother still in ICU, but seems to be doing better.  Still has some issues, but we'll see what happens day by day.  Thanks to all of you who emailed us.

Miss you all...come on out!

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diane on

Great pics. Brings back memories of my first trip out to SD

Saul on

Hi, .. I Know what happened to Custer, but where are all the Indians ?!

Kimber on

I love your photo pricing scheme!

Avery on

Be careful where you aim!!!! Wonderful pictures..thanks. We have the painted horses here in Aiken, too. Off to Boston Thurs for 50th college reunion...will say hi for you..XO Me

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