Friday evening was a treat. We checked into our room at dusk and went to The Spotted Dog Cafe for dinner. When we arrived there was a half hour wait for a table, But since it was the hotel restaurant, we could wait in our room for a call. Dinner was just what we needed. We both had meatloaf made with a blend of venison, elk and beef.
The next morning we slept in and started the day gradually. After the breakfast buffet we packed the car and headed back to the park. Had it been summer there would not have been a single parking place at 11 am, but on October 31 there were just enough spots for latecomers. We boarded the shuttle bus and rode to the last stop, the Temple of Sinawava.