Summer sites

Well, Memorial weekend is the official opening of the Petrified Wood Park in Lemmon SD. It consists of a park that was constructed in the 1930s and opened in ’32 It has a museum, gift shop and the park itself which boasts a waterfall, wishing well, Castle, fort and trees which were all made from Petrified wood and grass materials which came from nearby farms.  In July the town hold their Boss Cowman celebration which honors the founder GE Lemmon. The town has a second museum on Highway 12. I hope those who travel or are near the Dakotas can stop by and visit. Fair warning that you may have to spend hours in the museums to see everything in them. Lots to see, lots to see…


Today, my sweet Gidget left this world. We will miss her VERY much. We will miss the walks we took, the times she would bark when we would turn on the fans. Her sleeping behind the chair, and the game of “get the bone” where we would try and take her treat and she would snap. We will miss the smile she had as well. I know she is now with Bonnie, her original owner, and Bear, and another Sadie who lived not far from us. I know it will be hard, but I also know she is not suffering and her dignity is intact once again.

Good bye my sweet pup…

For those who saw Reverent… Sorry to disappoint!

I keep hearing how people are so impressed with the cinematography where Hugh Glass was chased by the bear. The problem is, all that scenery was in Canada. It doesn’t even come close to where it actually happened. So, for those who think he was in massive trees, mountains and waterfalls, I am including photos of the area where this took place. After all I did promise “Midlife Crisis” to do this and so when I went with my son on a branding/castrating and tagging job today, and to get meds. for my older dog this last week I decided to photograph the area. And with a balmy 82 degrees you can see what the area looks like without snow! The first few were taken in N. Dakota on the way to Hettinger. A small town about an hour out of the area where Hugh Glass made his run.


The next group shows the areas near Shade Hill (which if you ever visit, stop by the Summerville Store. The gal who runs it is from Germany and is a great cook! Thurs is German day and Weds is Oyster stew, all you can eat! YUM!)

Just passed Shade Hill you will find the street named after HG and road which takes you to the path he took!

As you can see the movie is far from a true depiction of where the incident occurred. And I hope you all will still come visit the Dakotas in spite of what others put out there.