Thursday, February 11, 2010

Bald Eagle, Golden Eagle and Tiger Turkey!

Dan the Man and I had to go to town yesterday for a meeting. I strategically scheduled the meeting for 10am so that it would be close to lunch time when we got done.

Unfortunately, the meeting didn't last as long as I thought it would so it wasn't really close to lunch time by the time we were done. I had to buy time so that we would still be in town when the hunger monster hit Dan the Man. That was the only way I would be able to get him to take me out for lunch.

I desperately tried to think of places I had to go, but couldn't come up with any reasonable stories or excuses as to why I had to go any where especially since we had just been to town the other day.

We still had to stop at the bank which is in Mitchell. I was already plotting that maybe we could stop in Morrill on the way home and eat at Subway, but that wasn't really what I was wanting. After we got done with our business at the bank it hit me as we were getting into the truck that we could stop at the Coffee Cabin and maybe at least get a latte or some kind of coffee drink for the drive home. I figured that it was still too early in the morning for Dan the Man to eat lunch, but maybe he would go for the coffee idea.

So off to the Coffee Cabin we went! I have been meaning to stop there for a long time, they've been open for months now, like maybe 6 months, or longer. Honestly, I don't really know, I just know that it was way past time for me to check it out!

When we got there I casually mentioned that they had sandwiches for lunch, did you want to eat lunch here? To my surprise, Dan the Man said that would be okay! Maybe he was as tired of working on the website as I was and was also not wanting to get back home for another fun afternoon of working together on the website. (That my friends is a whole other story in itself!)

They don't have an extensive menu, good thing cause it takes Dan the Man forever to read a menu, especially if he has never been to the place before! LOL! Anyway he settled on a roast beef sandwich and I settled on the Tiger Turkey sandwich. $5 for the sandwich, chips and a cookie!! Great deal! My Tiger Turkey sandwich was the bomb! Delish with a capitol "D"! Not sure what was all on it, but I want another one! Dan the Man really liked his roast beef sandwich as well.

We scoped out the gift shop, Pick N' Hammer, that is also part of the Coffee Cabin. Or is it the other way around, the Coffee Cabin is part of the gift shop? Wow, I thought it was just a rock shop, but they have way more than just rocks. They have jewelry, purses, rock art and much more.

On the way home we saw one of the resident bald eagles sitting in a tree pretty close to the road. I've been telling Dan the Man that I am bound and determined to get a good picture, one that makes you say WOW, of those eagles. So far I have been unsuccessful. Of course I didn't have my camera with me so I sweet talked Dan the Man into driving home (3 miles was all), getting my camera, driving back to the spot where the eagle was so I could get a few shots. He must have been in a good mood after his mocha latte, cause he was willing to go back with me. But he was going to sit in the truck while I tried to get close enough for the WOW shot.

I didn't do too good. The eagle wasn't willing to cooperate! Darn him! I told him I would be back and he would cooperate some day! Maybe I should have brought him a mocha latte and he would have hung around a little longer!

Remember to click on the photo for a full screen view of it. Click on your browser's back button to return to the blog.

Since I had the camera and the sky was so blue, I wanted to drive to the other spot where we always see two bald eagles. Dan the Man was still willing so off we went.

I had to get closer to get a better picture which involved going into some one's pasture. We stopped at the house and I asked the neighbors, who we've never met, if they would mind if I went over their fence with my camera to get a shot. She said no, not at all. Dan the Man waited in the truck.

This guy didn't cooperate either. Only got one shot before he left and I didn't get near as close as I wanted to.

As we were heading back I saw something on the powerline tower. As we got closer I could see that it was a golden eagle! How cool was that. Dan the Man drove up the ditch road towards the tower and I got these pictures before the eagle had enough of us interrupting his lunch. There was another golden eagle sitting on top of the tower watching this guy, but I didn't get a picture of him.

What a way to spend the lunch hour!

I still don't have my WOW picture, but I'm not disappointed, yet, that is!


  1. Is the Coffee Cabin in the same place as the Feed Barn was? Or is it down the street from there? I can't remember. Love the eagle pictures! At least you are seeing the sun there. We have only had about 3 days of sun since we got here! Winter in San Antonio I guess. Probably due to global warming or climate change!

  2. The Coffee Cabin is on HWY 26 right next to the city park, on the north side of the street. It's in the old Kwik Stop building. The Feed Barn is still where it was, on main street, but has different owners now.

  3. We like the pics of the Eagles - Ryan would be staying in the truck too! At least he is supporting your hobby! Jennifer K