Swimmin’ Hole

Cascade Falls, SD - 2022 A local told us about a "swimmin hole", 40 miles north of Fort Robinson, just inside South Dakota. After 3 days of high 90's and low 100 temps we were ready to cool off. A spring-fed stream flowing behind a little-used rest stop provided the perfect ending to our four-day … Continue reading Swimmin’ Hole

Musical Chairs

Fort Robinson Rodeo - 2022 A rodeo was a natural event/activity at Fort Robinson; herding, roping, branding, feeding and moving the Park's livestock are necessary skills for many park employees. Musical Chairs on horses offers a unique activity to show off their skills. Thought for the Day: Horse sense is the thing a horse has … Continue reading Musical Chairs

Old Smiley Road

Old Smiley Road - US 20 A ten-mile stretch of scenic road, Old Smiley Road, winds through the western part of Fort Robinson State Park in the NW corner of Nebraska. It is a narrow asphalt road, thankfully one-way, desparately in need of some TLC. What used to be part of US 20 is now … Continue reading Old Smiley Road

Taps

Fort Robinson Hdqtrs One of the original Fort Robinson buildings is now a museum. Initially, in 1874, the site was an encampment during the Indian wars. The site became a fort in 1878 and continued to grow in size through WWII. Its storied history includes the surrender of Chief Crazy Horse, Walter Reed as the … Continue reading Taps

Red Cloud Buttes

Fort Robinson State Park, 2022 A typical scene around Fort Robinson in northwestern Nebraska, where our entire family (grandparents, three children, eight grand children and three dogs) gathered recently for five days. Thought for the Day: Remember, as far as anyone knows we’re a nice, normal family. Homer Simpson