Buffalo, South Dakota (pop. around 350)
I had some business to take care of in Rapid City, SD and then we spent the night at Walmart Camperland. The next day we headed north into a lot of nothingness as far as towns go. I had a small town camp lined up and was dismayed to be greeted with this sign. The app I use to find these places would get an update by me. What to do? There was no place else to go within hours of driving and I was tired.
A cute observation: I watch a young new mother carrying her baby daughter over her shoulder, her little cradle in the other hand and leading her horse all the same time. They got over in the shade where the horse trailer was parked and she leaned over to set down the cradle and switch arms with the baby while her horse body-checks, bumping into her on purpose. She ignores the horse, sets the cradle down on the ground, puts her daughter in and covers her with a cheesecloth material to keep the flies off of her. Then she loaded her horse into the trailer. Made me think of so many scenes I see all the time with frazzled mothers and their newborns and this woman was doing it all with a sassy horse added to the mix.
A post rich in stories and things to think about - and a real rodeo ground! Living in England this is like entering a film or a novel. Really vivid image of the woman, the baby and the horse - a good and free representative for the lives of many women. So please the police (woman too!) was helpful.
when my daughter and I were about to embark on a crazy trip along the east coast, my later (retired cop) father in law sent us off with one piece of advice: If you run into any issues whatsoever, look for a police station or a fire hall. Yep, we did use that advice when we got lost in the wilds of Maine.
Such a good ending, and the two stories entwined together. Guess the mom/horse/baby didn't want their photos shared with us. That's a mom in Buffalo worth her salt.
They were too far away to get a photo without being seen as a weirdo taking a picture. Sorry.
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