Friday, October 03, 2008

Short--very short

The person who cut my hair the past few times quit so I made an appointment with our friend, Larry, a barber, who is in the same office. I said, "Cut it short, Larry." What I didn't realize is when you tell a barber to cut it short, it is "man short."

So, I have some "product" on it and it is standing up every which way. Dan just looks at me and laughs. A young gal in our office said I was up to date. I just needed to dye it orange.

By the way, I didn't realize how hard it would be to take a picture of the back of my head. I stood in front of a mirror, used a hand mirror to see the preview on the back of my camera. Probably the reason for the poor quality picture.

Anyway, I think this short hair is growing on me!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Buffalo Roundup Custer State Park, SD

Editor's note: Read a full description of our trip to the Black Hills, including the Buffalo Roundup here.

Photo courtesy of Custer State Park

The picture in the previous post was taken at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs. That visit was the beginning of a ten day roadtrip. While everything we did seemed better than the last, seeing our grandkids whether here at home or in Colorado is always the highlight.

The purpose of our trip was to attend the Buffalo Roundup in Custer State Park in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota.

It is almost impossible to capture the sight of approximately 1500 buffalo some weighing over a ton, thundering down the valley. No one was very close.

These animals were not herded in a conventional method. Cowboys ride in front of the group, crack their bull whip and then quickly get out of the way. Sometimes the herd turned, sometimes not. One thing was evident, cowboys did not place themselves in front of a charging buffalo. Dan saw one hit one of the pickups used to push the herd.