We left Black Hawk yesterday morning and drove the 28 miles to Heartland RV Park in Hermosa, close to Custer State Park.
This morning we headed over to the park. As we will be here for a month (except for a trip back east for a spell to see the grand daughters) we bought the annual pass for $28.00.
Today we drove just one loop - the Wildlife Loop. And wildlife we saw.
A herd of Buffalo
Lots and lots of Pronghorn antelope.
At a visitor center we saw this young family of barn swallows with Mama flying in and out. They look old enough to leave the nest soon.
We saw White Tail deer but no pictures.
Our favorite is always the "wild" burros. Seems many years ago the park had a herd of burros for visitors to ride. When the program was stopped, the burros were let loose in the park.
A cute young'um:
Of course we came prepared with crackers and apples. These two were walking down the road when we pulled over.
When they heard me open the cracker package they came a running.
This guy decided he wanted one also. I love his ears!
So I fed him a peanut butter crackers. One was not enough as indicated by the view I got as he stuck his head in my window.
After the feeding of the burros, we decided it was time for a human lunch. We stopped at one of the lodges where I had buffalo meatloaf with mashed potatoes and cowboy beans and cornbread. Len had the buffalo rib eye steak, pan potatoes, cornbread and cowboy beans. We both had a cup of southwest potato soup. Not a cheap lunch but when in the area - gotta have buffalo!
You can bet we will be spending lots of time over in Custer State Park over the next weeks.
Now this is a hoot! My friend Donna, wife of Sam at the Weeb Ranch blog from Missouri, emailled me that Jim and Dee of www.tumbleweed-jimdee.blogspot.com were also in the area. Seems they were parked RIGHT NEXT TO US back in Black Hawk for 3 days. We've connected and will get together tomorrow. I've also sent an email to Paul and Marsha from wheresweaver who are also in the area as I saw by their most recent blog. Would love to meet them also.
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