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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Open House Weekend

Hi all,
Well the snow didn't last long, a couple sunny and warm days made a quick meltdown. We do have quite a few days with some rain in the forecast but for the most part the winter here was dry so the rain is appreciated by most.
 It is open house weekend and all the campgrounds will be opened. We only look to be about half full which will allow us to get back in the swing of things before the busy holiday weekend comes up.
 Open house weekend has some nice features as free fishing with no license, pancake breakfasts and the famous buffalo chip toss on Sunday( hope they can find some dry chips). It does seem to bring out many locals from as far away as Custer and Rapid City, a good chance for them to enjoy the park before hordes of tourist take over.
 These were some shots Wendy got as the snow left us.
 We did get exciting news that our daughter Colleen and the family will be coming in for a visit. They had visited us here two years ago with our other daughter Amanda and her hubby Pat.. That and I get to spend some time with a couple of the grandsons, or as we call it the grandkid fix. Colleen had three boys and helped raise two stepsons, but they are just growing to fast. The stepsons are out on their own and her oldest boy Noah is almost a senior and working so we will just get to see the two younger boys. But we did get to spend time with Noah at Christmas and will see him in September.  We have been lucky to get visits from family each year while here, we take time off to play guides and it breaks the routine for a bit.
 We have met some of the new volunteers and it has been nice to catch up with some of the other returnees. They had a chili luncheon for everyone the other day that was pretty nice. They usually do about four of theses though out the season. Which is nice as most times everyone's different schedules keep you from meeting some.
 Looks to be a busy year here, we have the 75th anniversary of the Sturgis Bike rally and the 50th of the Buffalo Round-up. If you don't have reservations in by now it is slim picking.


  1. The s**w pics are beautiful, but I don't want to see it up close. Find the Steelers sticker yet:)

  2. Looks like it will be a fun summer.....looks beautiful there.

  3. Another great summer for both of us. There's snow on the mountains here in Montana now too, and we got heat running :)