Snake Creek, Missouri River South Dakota
June 13-14, 2016
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Snake Creek was a beautiful spot with excellent facilities. Grounds are well maintained to the point that we couldn’t even find a twig to start a campfire with. Coming across the plains and coming up on the river the landscape changed dramatically from the occasional rolling hills to vast hills and the greenest of greens! We also had some of the most beautiful sunsets here.
We set up on the riverside and watched the sailboats and fishing boats on the river. My favorite part was skipping stones. There was a small beach just down from the camp site and the first nights walk I discovered tons of great ‘skipping stones’. I can’t tell you the last time I skipped rocks! I convinced Dan to join me on night #2 as we skipped stones and watched the great sunset…next morning we discovered a fatal mistake: Skipping Stones = sore right arm muscles! Guess that shows just how out of shape I am!!
Fort Kearny SRA, Kearny NE
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The weather just won’t break! Temps have been in the high 90’s for the past 5-6 days which makes it difficult to want to do anything other than sit and try to stay cool.
Vine Island Campground lakes were originated as gravel pits. Had a great discussion with the local State Campground employee about some of the local history. There are a lot of local campers here, mostly visiting for the weekends fishing, kayaking and just enjoying the great outdoors with their families.
Dad’s Falcon found a competitive similar!
We met up with our camp neighbor Noah and spend several evenings hanging out around the campfire enjoying telling stories and getting to know one another. I still can’t figure out what Noah found so intriguing about two Hippies but he even went so far as to come back on Monday (after he broke camp on Sunday) to hang out and chat some more.