Archive for category Animals

Giraffes

We had been excited to visit the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo since we saw the photos of their giraffes. Expectations were meant and exceeded. It was a very nice zoo but the giraffes were simply magical. With the elevated platforms visitors are eye-to-eye with the giants and they are just soooo amazing.

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Link to more Cheyenne Mountain Zoo photos.

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Flicker

This little fellow perched himself on a branch of the snag where so many birds hang out. But he had an added bonus. I had the sprinkler running and every 30 seconds or so he got a little shower… which he seemed to enjoy.flicker_1010882

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Mt. Si Morning

With the summer heat finally dissipating, it was a cool and gorgeous morning. Here’s a shot from the 5th fairway at the Mt. Si Golf Course.

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On the way to the course, the elk were a grazing in the morning fog:
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Tanager Visit

We hadn’t see this fellow very often but he’s been here regularly in the past week or so.

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Dickinson to Billings

Today was a leisurely 318-mile drive from Dickinson, ND to Billings, MT.  We arrived early enough to stop by Zoo Montana which turned out to be a disappointment. There were few animals although the two bears were entertaining.

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TRNP – Day Two

We spent all morning and part of the afternoon in the South section of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The terrain was a bit more interesting than the North section and we say countless bison –some very up-close–, wild horses, and prairie dogs.

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Made it! North Dakota

We arrived in Medora in early afternoon, with enough time for a short visit stop the Theodore Roosevelt National Park South Unit Visitor Center to get our bearings.  In addition to countless prairie dogs, we also saw some lovely wild horses.

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