I just thought I would do a quick wrap up post for a couple of things I might have missed. One thing that I hadn't mentioned were the number of foreign tourists that stayed at the Howard Johnson's where we stayed in Rapid City. The breakfast buffet was like a little U.N. I saw one thing that made me chuckle. They had a waffle station where you could make your own waffles. Every day they would have regular batter and a flavored batter. On Friday the special flavor was strawberry. While I was cooking my waffle, a French guy came up and took a strawberry batter. I though he was going to the other waffle maker, but instead he sat down with a spoon. Oh no! He must have thought it was yogurt! I thought after one bite he would realize his mistake. Nope. He ate the whole thing. I just hope I don't commit some kind of faux pas like that when I'm in Paris. "This water tastes funny!" "That is a finger bowl, you stupid American!"
I had mentioned that I took a little detour on Friday to do a little trainspotting. What I neglected to mention was that we probably saw more wildlife on that drive than we did in any national park. There was a nice little bachelor herd of deer that I spooked including one very nice 8-point buck still in velvet. Kitty got mad at me when I yelled at a pronghorn that wanted to cross the road right in front of me. She said I shouldn't swear at the nice antelope. It just wanted to cross the road to be with its friends.
Finally, here are a couple of furry-related things from Rapid City:
This was a chocolate shop in one of the old hotels in downtown. They had an adorable mascot with her in all sorts of costumes to sell various products.
I had mentioned we did a wine tasting on Thursday night. This was one type we sampled. I ended up getting a bottle for my mom.