We met up with some relatives from Colorado and rented a cabin in Custer State Park. There are nine of us (five kids) but we should have brought about six more people with. This place is huge.

I hadn’t been back to South Dakota since I was a teenager about twenty years ago. It’s been a lot of fun so far, and we’ve not yet begun to vacation.

Thanks to all who commented on my last post. Some of those spots are on our list. I’ll keep your recommendations in mind.

And no, I’m not doing any hunting. I’m actually not a hunter at all, and despite my obsessive-compulsive disorder regarding the XM8, I’m not even a “gun nut”. But we’ve seen a fair amount of deer and a TON of turkey so far.

We’ve only got 24k dial up here, but I’m glad to have even that. To be honest, it’s nice to have a bit of a break from the blogging grind.

Talk to you all later. Maybe.


  1. I enjoyed a all-expenses paid trip to SD a few decades ago while assigned to a Texas unit whose job it was to rate reserve units. Beautiful big sky country out there. We visiting Mt. Rushmore, and got a got laugh out of a car load of bumpkins who stopped and asked for directions to the ‘big heads.’ How could somebody drive that far out of their way to see it and not know the name of it? I don’t hunt anymore myself (just punch paper and steel plates and destroy distant junk), but when out in the country I like to take a strong spotter scope and observe the beautiful animals who are at a distance. I’d rather see an animal with a big rack (talking 4-legged animals here) run free than grace my game room.