|Saturday, August 29, 2009
Our first stop today was at Independence Rock! We hiked around for about an hour and saw lots of names and the oldest date was 1825. Since we didn’t make it to Independence Rock by the Fourth of July we probably won’t be able to make it home by winter.
Then we drove to Guernsey, WY. We are staying at a campground by a golf course, where they occasionally find rattlesnakes on the green. They told us this after we decided to stay there. We walked to the Guernsey Oregon Trail Ruts. It was about a mile and a half walk. Dad says it would have been a lot easier for the pioneers on the Oregon Trail if they just would have used the highway! Then we drove to Register Rock and saw hundreds of authentic old signatures and some new signatures. We also saw an old graveyard.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
This morning we went to a log cabin church, Faith Baptist Church. Everyone was very friendly and invited us to a pie and ice cream social this evening. After that we ate lunch went out to Fort Laramie. We walked around the different buildings and Grant and I earned a Junior Ranger badge and patch. The gospel singing and pie and ice cream was great, the hardest part was deciding what kind of pie to get! This was a very friendly cowboy/ranching, 4-wheeling town, where everybody waves at you!