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Custer’s Last Stand

Travel

What Kind of Bird Is This?

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A Grouse?

Back in May, McD and I went on a little vacation.  We were looking forward to seeing a lot of wildlife at Yellowstone, but on our way we stopped at Little Big Horn where Custer had his last stand.  It was really very interesting, and it was where we spotted the first wildlife of our trip.

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I really liked the orange on it.

There were several of them, and I could have watched them for hours, but the sun was getting ready set and the park was closing.  We had to go.

So, what kind of bird is it?  I know there are some birdwatchers out there.  Pamela?

Travel

Road Trip – June 2011

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Last week we hit the road for a long overdue week long vacation.  Just me and McD.  We started planning this vacation back in March or April, and we were planning on taking the trip in July.  In April life threw us a curveball, so in May we decided to just take the trip a month early.   I am so glad that we did!

We were cruising down the road when we came upon this group of bikers.  My Dad had a chopper back in the day, and these guys made me think of  him.  We were in Nebraska going North to South Dakota, and just figured that these guys were headed to Sturgis, SD.  Who knows whether they did or not, but it sounded good at the time.

These guys were from Nebraska, that is where the bikes were tagged, so they didn't have to travel as far as we had but, can you imagine driving down the road with your arms over your head?  I can't. It just doesn't look comfortable to me. 

We traveled to nine states in seven days.

Kansas – Nebraska – South Dakota – Wyoming – Montana – Idaho – Utah – Colorado – Oklahoma

We went to Mount Rushmore, Little Big Horn, The Top of the World, Yellowstone, The Grand Tetons, and Grand Junction, CO.  I will be sharing photos and stories throughout the weeks to come. 

I would like to thank everyone for their travel tips!  I wish we could have done all of the things people suggested.  Monie suggested that we float the Snake River, but all of the rivers were high.  We didn't see anyone on the rivers.  We didn't have time to do everything, but we have decided that this was just a trial run and we will go back when we have time to do more.