A Bear Named 399 & Friends: New Children’s Book Introduces Readers to National Parks!

A Bear Named 399 & Friends (PRNewsfoto/Dana Warnquist)

A new children’s book is helping young readers fall in love with National Parks, a famous bear, and several other majestic species that call Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks home. Written by author and photographer Dana Warnquist and illustrated by Warnquist’s sister, artist Joi McCarthy, A Bear Named 399 & Friends (ISBN 9781365417221, Lulu Press, $15.50) is the story of young Erik, who meets Bear 399 and several other iconic American animals on his … Continue reading

Trauma Junkie by Sherry Lynn Jones!

Confessions of a Trauma Junkie: My Life as a Nurse Paramedic by Sherry Lynn Jones Ride in the back of the ambulance with Sherry Jones Mayo  Share the innermost feelings of emergency services workers as they encounter trauma, tragedy, redemption, and even a little humor. Sherry Lynn Jones has been an Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Room Nurse, prison healthcare practitioner, and an on-scene critical incident debriefer. Most people who have observed or experienced physical, mental … Continue reading

Rootin’ Tootin’ Good Time! 1880 Train Ride!


While you are in Deadwood, South Dakota, just head on down to Hill City and Catch a train.  The 1880 Train trip is a relaxing 20-mile roundtrip ride between Hill City and Keystone. It takes a little over 2 hours, during which you enjoy breathtaking views, mining encampments and just have old-fashioned fun. The ride is narrated and is the oldest train tour railroad in the US. It still follows along the original line that in … Continue reading

Rootin’ Tootin’ Good Time! We Own A Gold Mine!


Whoop Whoop! We got a Gold Mine!… Well, we have a share in a Gold Mine… Well, we have… oh nevermind! The truth is the Mine does not look for Gold anymore. Let me tell you more about Broken Boot Mine in Deadwood, South Dakota! So back in the late 1800’s during the big Gold Rush, Broken Boot Mine was founded. Owners, Seim and Nelson dug around 15,000 ounces of the precious material from the … Continue reading

Rootin’ Tootin’ Good Time! Tours and Museums!


There are some awesome tours and museums in  Deadwood, South Dakota and the surrounding areas. I mean… well, the entire city of Deadwood is a national historic landmark. So let’s look at the best way to become aquainted with Deadwood!!! Alkali Ike Tours is a fun way to see the town along with some great history and stories by Mike, our guide. I add that this is the way to go if you intend to visit the Mt … Continue reading

Rootin’ Tootin’ Good Time! Headed to Deadwood!

Heading in to Black Hills

Time has come (finally) to head to Deadwood, South Dakota/ . On this trip Sister and I shall traverse southwestern South Dakota Badlands (named by the Lakota as Mako Sika (land bad)). We are talking hundreds of thousands of acres of grassland, buttes, and pinnacles. Such a sight! Then we will head in to the Black Hills. Now they call it a small mountain range, but when your in the middle of it….it is anything but small. … Continue reading