Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center, MT

What an awesome rescue center. So the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center is more of a rescue center for animals who can’t live in the wild than like a zoo. They take raptors that have been hit by cars and can’t fly. They had an otter exhibit. The Grizzly Bear and Wolf exhibits were marvelous.Continue reading “Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center, MT”

Yellowstone’s Grand Canyon – Amazing.

Yellowstone’s Grand Canyon was (so far) my favorite part of the Park. We stayed in Grant Village. I wish we had stayed in the Canyon area. The small spawn followed up his 11 mile geyser hike with a 6 mile Saturday hike in Canyon section of Yellowstone. Saw one of the Falls on hike, butContinue reading “Yellowstone’s Grand Canyon – Amazing.”

Dubois/Wind River, WY KOA is OK, but the nearest steakhouse…divine.

The Dubois KOA had a playground for the kid and laundry. It was fine. I wonder if I’m getting jaded? I will say that we bought our 3rd Sewer hose there. Strangely 3 seems to be the perfect amount. However, can I just tell you about the The Long Buffalo Steakhouse. Holy $&@) is thatContinue reading “Dubois/Wind River, WY KOA is OK, but the nearest steakhouse…divine.”

Old Faithful, Geysers, Bison, and NO WiFi.

Let me say I was not expecting anything that happened at Yellowstone National Park. I loved things I didn’t expect and felt somewhat meh about some of the things I actually went there to see. Let’s start with BAD. We had no WiFi on a workday for me. This was not good. I had toContinue reading “Old Faithful, Geysers, Bison, and NO WiFi.”

Wyoming Dinosaur Center – Thermopolis, Wy

This was worth the money and the time if you love fossils and dinosaurs. It’s small, but really neat. Short. Good for kids. I’ve been to many, many, many world class museums. Not kidding. They have a ton of marble and are fancy. London’s Natural History Museum. Been there. Paris’ Jardin des Plantes & Pantheon?Continue reading “Wyoming Dinosaur Center – Thermopolis, Wy”

Eagle RV Park in Thermopolis, WY – Lovely.

So traveled from Devil’s Tower across the Bighorn Mountains to Thermopolis, WY. We had an idiot light (check engine) en route. ‘Cause Nothing Ever Goes as Planned. We are on a Mercedes Sprinter chassis. It runs on diesel. We had just taken on diesel at a Cenex in Gillette,WY. We suspected bad gas, but pulledContinue reading “Eagle RV Park in Thermopolis, WY – Lovely.”

Devil’s Tower Early AM Hike – With Whiny Kid

The Devil’s Tower hikes in the early am are really awesome. As long as your 6 year old isn’t whiny. Also avoids 94 degree August afternoon weather…. We are staying at the Devil’s Tower KOA. It conveniently located RIGHT outside the gates to the National park. So we took our RV up to top ofContinue reading “Devil’s Tower Early AM Hike – With Whiny Kid”

Not Prepared to Hike the Badlands….

So our 6 year old wanted to hike the badlands in the middle of the day? As we drove through in our RV he was genuinely upset that we didn’t have the proper gear with us in order to go “adventure” hiking. I did not expect this. It was crazy hot. You probably need/should wear:Continue reading “Not Prepared to Hike the Badlands….”

Helicopter Tour of Mt. Rushmore – Keystone, SD

Worth the money. It is about a 15 minute walk from Rushmore View RV Park to Black Hills Aerial Adventures. We paid for the Mt. Rushmore Tour ($109/person) and about 15 minutes long. I had taken this helicopter tour (not sure if it was same company?) when I was a kid 35ish years ago? GladContinue reading “Helicopter Tour of Mt. Rushmore – Keystone, SD”

Rushmore View RV Park – Keystone, SD. Truth in Advert.

We are staying at Rushmore View, which is an interesting/quirky tiny RV stop. We are here for four days. The RV office people were absolutely lovely. But it is a SMALL RV park – in fact they say right on their website – “Built in the days when RV’ing was car-camping and compact motorhomes, mostContinue reading “Rushmore View RV Park – Keystone, SD. Truth in Advert.”