Unplugging for 3 weeks

We packed up and left Custer, SD the morning of September 10 and made it back to Dan’s sister’s house around 1:30am. Originally, we did not plan on driving all day, but the weather was perfect, traffic was light, and Dan felt good, so we just kept on going, and going, and going! We would have made better time, but encountered a bridge that was out, and had to drive 17 miles south to get across on the next bridge, along with 17 miles north to get back to where we were. Then Bambi and her friends kept darting across the roads, so we going pretty slow for the last 2 hours.

We woke up the next morning to multiple text messages and photos from our fellow Crazy Horse co-workers of the big snowstorm that started the night we left!! We were very thankful to get out before the snow.

Before we left, we did manage a final outing with Phil and Rudee.  Dan went golfing with Phil, and Rudee and I checked out Bear Country again, to see how much the little bear cubs have grown.  They have tripled in size, in just 2 months since we were last there.  One of the employees was trying to scoop up poop, but the cubs were more interested in getting the rake and shovel from her.  She spent some time talking with the crowd that was watching,  Wouldn’t this be a fun workcamping job?

"momma" and kids

“momma” and kids

It was mating season for the Elks.  Upon seeing this beautiful Elk, Rudee rolled down her window and whistled at him….

come here Mr. Elk!

come here Mr. Elk!

Apparently that was a “mating call” whistle, because he came charging down the hill and checked us out!  So if you ever go Elk hunting, Rudee knows how to get their attention.

too close for comfort

too close for comfort

The last several weeks have been busy getting together with family and friends, although we were unable to see everyone that we wanted. We simply ran out of time, and could have used a few more weeks. We have not finalized any plans after mid-April, so we may be back to Wisconsin for a week or two at that time. We are still looking into our options for working next summer.

We did make it to the Packers home opener, against the Jets. This will be the only game we can attend this year, and still have our tickets available for the New England and Atlanta Falcons games. If you’re interested, let us know.  We met up with some friends before the game for tailgating.

pre-game tailgating!

pre-game tailgating!

Only in Green Bay would you run into characters dressed as cheese spreads!

only in Green Bay!

only in Green Bay!

We have nice seats in the North end zone, which gets the sun (important for those December games!)

Lambeau Field

Lambeau Field

all smiles after a victory

all smiles after a victory

It was fun getting together with those that we did see (and we forgot to take photos of all the get-togethers).

Jonell, Madge and Pudge

Jonell, Madge and Pudge

partners in crime

partners in crime

We also took full advantage of having fast, unlimited Wi-Fi at Dan’s parents, to get all the updates on our computers and iPad done.  After that, we decided to “unplug” and get away from our devices.  Which is why I haven’t posted a blog in a while.

Now it’s off to Campbellsville, KY for our 2nd year working at Amazon. We requested the same shift and department as last year. We will have our orientation day on Tuesday 9/30, so we will find out for sure what we will be doing. And I still need to finish up a few more South Dakota blogs!

Quote for the day:  “How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to relax afterward.” – Spanish Proverb

2 thoughts on “Unplugging for 3 weeks

  1. Glad you had such a great time at home! I know you’re glad you missed it but the snow was so beautiful!

    We arrived in Cody Wyoming Saturday night and leave tomorrow for Utah. Wanted to meet up with Karen and Al but time is short. Enjoy Amazon!

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