Cold, Windy, and Rain – what more can I say
Quick Vaughn update – his surgery was yesterday and they did 5 by-passes. We stopped to see him today but he won’t remember it. His color is really good and the doctor is really pleased with how well he is doing. We are planning to head out on Monday.
Although the weather was not cooperating – 55 mph wind gust and rain and cold – we decided to take the 32 mile loop drive through the South Unit of the park. We didn’t expect to see many animals and certainly not many other cars. But we were lucky and got to see a few animals and lots of other cars. We weren’t the only idiots out there.
Because it was so overcast my pictures definitely aren’t winners but this is a coyote wandering through prairie dog town looking for dinner.
The wind and rain really did a number on the leaves.
This are is also called the Badlands (as well as those in Makoshika) but these hills have weathered and rounded and are not as rocky as those in Makoshika.
I love the many colors that are found here. There are also coal veins that are burning so you can often see smoke.