Sunday, October 25, 2015

The Tower




As promised, I am posting photos from our trip to Devil's Tower yesterday.

First, though, you must educate yourself by reading this.


We stopped to take a photo as we neared the tower. It is pretty impressive even from a distance.


There is a nice path circling the tower so I took a LOT of photos.  Well, it looks different from different angles.


There were some climbers on the Tower.


Ok, that is Mike. Isn't he funny? 


But there were some real climbers.


They are in some of these photos, I think, but they are just specks.


Jennifer and I asked each other many times, "Why? ". It just didn't seem like a good idea to me to climb on something so big and slippery looking.


It was a perfect day!


We had a delightful guest.


One thing we were aware of was that many tribes consider that area to be a holy place.  


These things tied in trees represent someone's prayers. Although that isn't part of my faith tradition, I kind of liked it.


When we left the Tower, we stopped by a little gopher colony. That was when we learned Jennifer is a gifted gopher whisperer. I think she was maybe surprised to learn that as well! 


I missed the photo but that little guy came right up to her shoe! 

It was a good day, a very good day.