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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Exploring The TRNP, North Unit

Aloha Everyone,

So quiet and peaceful, J.J. and I woke up totally refreshed after sleeping over 9 hours! We lingered at the River Bend Overlook to take advantage of the panoramic view and a strong signal. J.J. and I caught up with our blogs, made calls to our family and replied to text and email messages.

Rob and Ida are from New York City. They are on a month long holiday. He is a practicing Psychiatrist and Rob told us that they bought their RV that can sleep 5 thinking their children would join them. The reality is their children are not so enthusiastic about camping. The couple stopped by to visit Honu as they are considering downsizing.

More close encounters with bisons. These mammals can weigh as much as 2,000 lbs and need to eat five times a day to maintain their strength. Perhaps it's one way to keep these vast grasslands trimmed and fertilized.

One of the interesting natural phenomena and must see photogenic Cannon Ball Concretion site is located just outside our campground.

Tonight's program was on what brought Theodore Roosevelt to the Badlands, North Dakota and the lives of cowboys. Ranger Tony was from Chicago and Detroit.  He taught history in a public high school and was a very entertaining and knowledgeable presenter.

Bert and Ann from Little Rock have driven to Alaska three times so far. They shared with us their personal accounts of driving the Al-Can Highway.

Aloha -- Cathi