Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Part III: Devil's Tower

So after Mount Rushmore we drove some more (and more, and more ;>) to Devil's Tower in the great state of Wyoming.  Now this is a really keen place (as my Dad would say).  Historically, it is the first national monument!  Now I always thought that monuments were man-made kinds of things....but that is what the signs said..."first national monument", so I, uh,....was wrong!

Many people visit Devil's Tower every year.  Native Americans believe it to be sacred ground (I'm sure not every native American believes this, but I'm just quoting from the signs again).  I must say, it is a sight to see.  We hiked around the whole thing, which only took about 45 minutes.  We were a little scared we might get eaten by a bear since we were hiking around dusk....but no bears did we see.  We did see chipmunks and deer.  Anyway the possibility of bears combined with the long stretch of road before us encouraged us to get on and not linger too long at the Tower.  We chased daylight as long as we could and then drove with extreme caution into the night until we got to Sheridan, Wyoming.  The deer/antelope (couldn't always tell) were congregating at the roadsides and we really didn't want to hit one of the precious things.  
We ate at Los Agaves restaurant (thanks Kayla for the great recommendation!).  Well Greg and I ate while our two tuckered out little ones slept beside us in the booth.  Poor things were too exhausted to even eat!  Anyone who knows my kids, knows they must have been really tired.

Kind of like I am right now.  So signing off until tomorrow night!



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  2. Love these pics! You guys are seeing so many new things - and doing it together! What a blessing and what wonderful memories you're making. I wish I were in the car with you. :-) Sounds like you're soaking it all in and even creating adventure where another person might not see any. I love it.

    Here's an Irish blessing I've always loved. It seems appropriate for the Liechty gang:

    “May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.”

    All my love,


  3. Wow! You all are covering some territory. A nice geography lesson for my kids as we follow your adventures :]
    Happy Thursday & looking forward to tonights update.
    Much love & many prayers,