Tuesday, May 8, 2012

An Evening in the Park

Friday, as we traveled to Sheridan, the day was clear and beautiful.  We had a nice drive and saw plenty of deer and pronghorn along the way.  But not too long after we got to Sheridan, the weather turned windy and rainy, so we ran some errands, had lunch, checked in at our hotel, then headed out to find where the race was being held the next day.

By the time we had done all of that, the skies had cleared again, and the late afternoon and evening were perfect.  My husband's parents had called, and decided to make the short drive over from their home in Buffalo to meet us for supper.  We had a nice visit with them, talking about the upcoming race, and the properties around the area that they had recently looked at.  When it was time to go, we stood outside the restaurant visiting a bit more, and somehow, my daughter got into a dandelion war with her grandmother...the fluffy seeds were flying everywhere, and a sort of truce was called when grandma ended up with a mouthful!  It was pretty funny, and the two of them about laughed themselves silly.

After we said our goodbyes and left the restaurant (and the dandelion ammunition), it was far too nice to go back to the hotel, so we decided to take a walk.  We headed to Kendrick Park and Wildlife Refuge, where there are miles of beautiful walking paths.  We saw deer, bison and elk, and I'd wished I had a better camera with me, but I didn't, so the cell phone camera would have to do.  Near the end of our walk, we came to a spot on the path where there was a clearing, and we could see over most of the town.  The moon was out and nearly full; this was the night before the "super moon", and was pretty spectacular.  The cell phone picture definitely can't do it justice. 

Bison, Kendrick Wildlife Refuge
They were kind of far away, but these are a bull and two cow elk.
Moon over Sheridan, Wyoming
After we stood and looked over the town, pointing out buildings or places of interest below us, it was starting to get dark, and we had a pretty good hike back to the car.  So we headed out, and went back to the hotel for the night.  It was a relaxing end to a very busy day.