Saturday, June 6, 2009

South Dakota Update

We are back in South Dakota for the summer. Bob and I really enjoy being back here - it is such a beautiful area. When we first arrived at the end of April there was still a little snow on the ground and we had snow squalls on and off for a couple weeks.

Bob is working the front desk at the lodge and I am a concierge at the campground. Our managers are very nice and we’re enjoying working here.

We’ve been to visit the buffalo and the wild burros at Custer State Park. Have also made another trip to Bear Country. I just love the wildlife here and being able to photograph them. So I’ve posted some of our favorite photos that I have taken so far. You’ll notice since the weather is getting warmer the animals are losing their winter coats making way for the summer coats.

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This was at a Ranger’s home at Custer Park. How would you like to find these guys sitting on your lawn?

Also – there are NO VEHICLES allowed next to this guy!


The wild Burrows at Custer State Park

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Below are some of the wildlife at Bear Country


Reindeer napping – guess

he doesn’t mind the bird

on his back. Below – Mom

with her baby.


Below I’ve made an album of more photos. Just click on the “View Full Album” to see the rest.

We have quite a few more photos to post from our travels from New Mexico to when we arrived in South Dakota. I am just learning how to make the photo albums for our blogs, so I’ll try to make another album soon with those photos.

Hope everyone is doing well -

All Our Love,

Bob, Sharon and Toby


Ann said...

OH, how I miss the Black Hills, and especially Bear Country. I KNOW those critters in your pictures! The blonde raccoon is named "Steve"! Enjoy your summer!

Mr Mrs Crafty RVing said...

Sharon and Bob... I've got to tell you we love the pictures... We should of taken a job in South Dakota instead of Mount Shasta.... Maybe next summer. Where do you guys plan on wintering? Evie Lynne and Jorge

Janice Evans said...

You guys have seen some awesome places. . .can't wait to get there. . .thanks for sharing. . .

Karen said...

Your photos are great! I see buffalo here at the North Rim, but not as up close as you got with these guys.