Junior (Pro) Ranger Finn and I arrived at Buffalo National River just before dinner time. We arrived at the campsite of Mom and Dad Lewis (my parents) who drove from Texas to meet us there.
|The Lewis Family campsite|
They invited ProRanger Shauni Kerkhoff and her summer roommate Ranger Patrick Jarrett to join us for a homecooked meal. The weather was crazy hot. After tent camping for the night, I headed to the Ranger Station for some meetings and a plaque presentation to District Ranger Kevin Moses. The junior ranger stayed with his grandparents and finished up his junior ranger books.
|Kerkhoff and Moses in the final plaque presentation of 2016|
|Working on badges with Ranger Montana!|
|Fun at the Ponca Elk Education Center|
|Dry creek beds|
|Meet the staff at the Tyler Bend Visitor Center|
Then, it was time for us, and for Shauni, to leave Buffalo River. Shauni was heading back home to Ohio and Junior Ranger Finn and I were stopping to see some relatives near Jonesboro, Arkansas. Then I flew back to Philadelphia and Finn headed out for a weeklong adventure of some national parks with his grandparents.