Here at the campground, we each work 40 hours per week,
for which we get $8.55/hour plus our sight.
We also received a VIP pass
which gets us into almost all attractions in the area for free.
George and I are off Monday and Tuesday each week.
Yesterday we did some cleaning and I did laundry.
George is still limited to what he can do,
so I'm making sure he's taking it easy :-)
Today we decided to take a ride and visit Bear Country USA.
This is a drive through wildlife park
which is home to several different species of animals.
The road winds around and over cattle guards
so that the animals don't wander into another's habitat.
It was cool to see Elk,
although they were mostly resting.
The reindeer had their babies nearby..
..as well as did the Bighorn Sheep.
All of the animals are molting, making them look a bit shoddy :-)
The only mountain goat I could get a shot of was laying down,
and behind the fence :-(
Then we got to the bears!
There were black bears and grizzlies,
all wandering free (as free as they can get!).
Such magnificent creatures!
The bears are allowed to roam within their own areas,
and among the cars as well.
We're not allowed to roll down the windows,
but the pictures came out pretty good I think.
After the driving areas, at the end is 'Babyland'.
This is where the young are raised after the mommas
have done their job.
There are some real cuties..
..a sleepy Bobcat..
and these cuties!
Of course there was a Red Fox..
..and an Arctic Wolf.
We thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the animals.
They look very healthy and happy there.
Afterwards we drove north into Sturgis.
George wanted to check out the area before
all the motorcycles show up in August.
With our VIP passes, we got into the
It was pretty cool!
There were antique bikes by Harley Davidson,
Indian, Honda, and others.
George really liked it :-)
By that time we were hungry!
We looked up on our app 'TV Food Maps'
a place in Sturgis that was on Food Paradise.
The Knuckle Saloon fit the bill!
George is on a limited list of foods for now,
but he can have a hamburger,
as long as he has no raw veggies on it.
He cannot have fries either,
but had mashed potatoes instead.
Oh boy, did he have a burger!
It was the Knuckle Sandwich!
Mine was the Murtha Burger.
It had Jalapeno Jelly and cream cheese on it.
It was a great place, especially since we were the only ones there!
Give it a couple months, and there'll be thousands :-)