Elk Viewing Groundbreaking
This one was a bit different, there were too many speeches, of course, but one really cool thing was a Native American from the Seneca Nation was invited to do a blessing ceremony. WOW! Never expected that! The only bad thing is they didn't have him mic'd, so we couldn't really hear what he was saying (and I was in the front row).
After the final speech and dinner, we went to see the elk. (Where the skywatch photo was taken) At this time of the year, they are bugling and absolutely gorgeous! I missed this buck sparring over a cow by only a few minutes. If you've never heard that sound, you really are missing out on a great experience. This was our first time to hear it. It just sends chills up your spine when you hear these huge male animals challenging each other.