The countdown has begun, our time here is nearing an end. A health situation with my (Rays) dad has prompted us to leave earlier than planned. He has been in and out of the hospital the last two weeks and although they have not pinpointed the cause, the family believes it may have been small strokes. His memory and mood have made a drastic change and he now requires 24 hour care. We believe he may need to be placed in a facility where they handle these cases on a normal basis. Thankfully I have a sister and brother nearby him that are doing their best to help. They have gone above and beyond of what could be expected.
So with that we gave a two week notice to leave on the 18th. Our supervisor was very understanding and was backing us in whatever we thought we needed to do.
The Sturgis Bike Rally is now in full swing. The weather has not made for the best biking with some good rains. On Monday we watched the governors ride into the park. It was suppose to be 300 bikes but actually seemed way less.
Wendy and I did venture out to play tourist the other. We used our VIP passes and did the Bear Country drive and then took in Reptile Gardens. Wendy enjoys the garden setting at Reptile Gardens and who don't like to see a big snake or two?