Retirement Trip 2006
Sep
23
2006

We finally see the sun…

of course it was only for the few minutes the sun broke under the clouds and before it dipped below the horizon, but what a beautiful sunset it was. If you would like to see a full size image, click here (it’s big – 1.2 meg)

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Retirement Trip 2006
Sep
23
2006

Rain, rain, go away come back when we’re gone!

Well it’s raining again. We’ve now had rain for three days (which isn’t too bad since we’ve needed a driving break) The local news says it’s much needed rain, but personally, I’d like to see the sun.

We’ve had rain in New York, rain in Wisconsin, rain in South Dakota and rain in […]

Retirement Trip 2006
Sep
23
2006

A Thump in the Night

They say that mid-westerners feel “closed in” in New England…all those woods…things could be hiding in them. I felt isolated and exposed in the mid-west. Anything from miles around could see me.We had stayed for 3 days in Valentine, and I woke up at 4am. There had been a thump. And I thought. “We are […]

Retirement Trip 2006
Sep
22
2006

Alone in Valentine, NE

Here is one of the only photos of Valentine when it was not raining. It was a small campground in the middle of nowhere and we were the only ones there. And the rain and high winds kept us from leaving. We loved it, because we needed a break. And because we needed to caught […]

Retirement Trip 2006
Sep
21
2006

Where are we?

We are sitting in a barren field in Valentine, Nebraska, blogging in the rain. There is absolutely nothing to do, and we are very, very happy. Here is our route from Sioux Falls to Valentine.

Retirement Trip 2006
Sep
20
2006

A nice buffalo took our picture…

…and he charged us a nickel (a buffalo nickel at that)

Retirement Trip 2006
Sep
20
2006

The highest waterfall in Nebraska

These are the highest falls in Nebraska…and they aren’t that high. It’s about 70 steps to the top.

Retirement Trip 2006
Sep
20
2006

Its a wild, wild life out here in the West

There are days when you just have to throw caution to the winds. I will go to any lengths to provide entertaining photos for my audience!Other samples http://zenofmud.org/wildlife/wildlife.html

Retirement Trip 2006
Sep
20
2006

Fort Niobrara

We stopped in and to a hike around Fort Niobrara and walked down to the river and saw the falls. I feel like I’m back out in the Black Hills!.

Retirement Trip 2006
Sep
20
2006

Pirates be Outlaws too!

Well me daughter calls me up yesterday tah tell me ’twas ‘Talk like a Pirate’ day. O’ course I observed it th’ best I could.

(Wench, brin’ me another beer!)

‘n today we be travelin’ th’ Outlaw Trail, so o’ course I continued th’ observance, however Carol Ane ain’t very happy today…come tah […]