Oh, Give Me a Home....

Trip Start Jul 04, 2010
Trip End Jul 21, 2010

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

We have not had Internet connection for several days, and I know some of you have been terribly disappointed—I know you can't wait to hear about our latest adventures! Okay, maybe not, but here’s an update for my kids at least to let them know we are still alive and okay. I am assuming they want to know! :)
       We had to leave our great Bed and Breakfast today for a cabin at the Rustic Ridge. But before we moved there, Ted and I drove around Custer State Park’s scenic drive. As we checked in at the gate, Ted asked the young attendant if we might see some buffalo today, and her somewhat sarcastic reply was, "You might see one or two." We drove about 1/2 mile before we saw a huge herd. They were right at our car; we took tons of photos. They are big, big animals. We also drove on “Pigtail curves”—turns that turn over or under themselves. Very interesting, Ted called them corkscrew turns. We also drove through a herd of burros, and they were beggars. Obviously, folks feed them on a regular basis because they came right up to us and wanted food. A couple looked pretty disheveled; we decided they were a cross between a burro and a buffalo. They needed their hair combed. J We met Carol and Leo at the cabin at 2:00. They drove up from Lincoln, Nebraska to spend some time with us. We took them for a drive around the park again so they could see the buffalo, and lo, and behold, they were still where we had seen them. I took several videos because they were so intriguing to watch. One extremely large animal was close enough to video as he rolled around in the dirt. I couldn’t believe that this giant mammal was so agile. I was told later that they urinate then roll around in it to cover themselves with the smell. Interesting!
        We took Carol to Legion Lake so she could see where she camped as a girl. We ended up eating dinner there at the restaurant. By the time we returned to the cabin, it was late, so we went to bed. It was a fun day, but it rained some and got very cold. I was wishing I had blue jeans and a sweat shirt by the time the sun went down. A drastic change from Tennessee weather!
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