Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Anniversary Trek

In late summer, we celebrated an anniversary and decided to participate in an historic wagon ride (Oregon Trail) and cowboy steak dinner not far from here. This area is very close to the Oregon Trail, Mormon Trail, and history is extremely ALIVE. One can still see wagon ruts across many fields. The wagon ride was brief and informative - there is a LOT of jouncing in those wagons - NO ONE could possibly ride in the pioneer wagons -- the pioneers walked the entire way. It was hot as Hxxx and the A.C. on our vehicle had quit, so we were glad for a breeze and shady area at our destination.
Do you see the light shining on the right of the rock formation? That is Chimney Rock, a beacon for the pioneers - they knew they were on the right path when they saw it. It used to be taller, but has been damaged by lightning and artillery fire. This area was also overrun with buffalo and no trees were anywhere due to the heavy buffalo grazing and wallowing.

Here's a better photo.
The evening turned lovely and cool, and sunset was an additional bonus.
I have to include a photo of these two pioneer/cowboy wannabes, stuffed to almost overflowing from the steak dinner, finished with home-made ice cream.

11 comments:

Gari said...

What a great way to celebrate. Our anniversary (50) comes up in January and we are going to Universal in FL to visit with Harry Potter. We are just kids at heart, too.

AnnieO said...

How wonderful to celebrate your anniversary this way! Terrific fun.

The verification word is "quilkspl" which kind of goes with Gari's post above (Quickspell quills)

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

Sounds like fun! What a way to travel, eh? I love to read stories about the pioneer days, but rather prefer our modern conveniences and cars. Those people really had it rough, but I guess it made them strong too!

Nancy said...

Happy Belated Anniversary.

Looks like you both had a lot of fun.

Bonnie said...

What a great event... you all look like you had fun. Ever since I took a stage coach ride at Knott's Berry Farm I've decided our cars were much more comfortable! But, no ac? Yikes.

Tanya said...

Love, love, love the picture of the two of you!

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a fun way to celebrate. Beats a regular dinner out any time! blessings, marlene

Shirley Goff said...

You bring back fond memories of that evening. I still want to see the fossil beds before the year is out, but not in a snow storm. lol

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh my gosh! How fun that must have been!

aubirdwoman said...

how lovely to see you in person, so to speak. Gosh what terrible English.

Deb H said...

Looks like a fun & interesting journey!