Author Archives: Sheila Moss

About Sheila Moss

My stories are about daily life and the funny things that happen to all of us. My columns have been published in numerous newspapers, magazines, anthologies, and websites.

Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center

We found an interesting place while at Yellowstone. It was called “Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.” This is not the kind of place where I would normally go, but it was recommended by “US News and World Report” as one … Continue reading

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Old Faithful

Today was our last day at Yellowstone. It is sad to leave such an amazing place, but life goes on. We have seen so many geysers that they are beginning to all look the same. We decided to spend our … Continue reading

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More about Yellowstone

Today we again are exploring the wonders of Yellowstone National Park. The other tourists never cease to amaze me. Many are older, retired people like us. There are few children as they have all returned to school. The children that … Continue reading

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Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park is Mother Nature’s playground where she displays her beauty, power, and magnificence. We saw unbelievable sites yesterday: geysers gushing water and steam, deep springs in various colors of blue, green and red, hot boiling pools of water … Continue reading

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Devil’s Tower

Morris has always wanted to see Devil’s Tower in South Dakota ever since he saw that movie “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” in which the tower is featured prominently as the place where a spaceship landed. “Didn’t you think … Continue reading

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Custer State Park

Custer State Park turned out to be more than expected. We wanted to see bison, also called American Buffalo. Custer State Park near Mt. Rushmore is home to free roaming wildlife, including bighorn sheep, antelope, prairie dogs and “begging” burros. … Continue reading

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Mt. Rushmore

Mt. Rushmore is… well.. Mt. Rushmore. Who hasn’t seen pictures of the four giant heads carved into a mountain in South Dakato? This is the American Mecca that everyone wants to see. Picture taking is a must for everyone there. … Continue reading

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Badlands

Yesterday we visited Badlands┬áNational Park in South Dakota. It has dramatic landscapes of layered rock formations, steep canyons, towering rocks and ┬áscenic outlooks. When we were crossing the grassy foothills preceding the Black Hills, Morris asked, “Is this the badlands?” … Continue reading

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Pipestone National Monument – SD

“Do you think we have time,” I asked. “I don’t know, what do you think?” Mo replied. After going back and forth a few times, we finally decided to squeeze it in. It is about 50 miles there and 50 … Continue reading

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Corn Palace – Mitchell SD

  In Mitchell SD there is an oddity known as the “Corn Palace.” Since we were traveling almost right by it, I wanted to make the small detour to see it. On the Great Plains, cities built grain palaces in … Continue reading

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