Monday, June 20, 2011

Chimney Rock and Rock show

I can imagine how exciting it must have been
 for the pioneers to see landmarks.
Their 2,000 mile journey to Oregon City, Oregon
was just beginning.

I wonder if they ate rattlesnake meat
or turkeys?
I took a few landscape shots before going into the visitors center.

We also were following the North Platt river on our way to
Scotts Bluff.

As we approached Scotts Bluff we saw a sign for a rock show.
I had never been to one.
I was so excited!

Scotts Bluff is another amazing landmark in Nebraska.

It is huge.
I wonder why there is no apostrophe in Scotts.

It had rained during the night and the wild flowers were still dripping raindrops.

Once we left the monument it was time to find the rock show!

I want to join a rock and gem club!

The camp ground was muddy.
A few venders had braved the cold and wet.

I bought a few things. 50 million years old????
Oh wow.....

3 million year old sand dollars?
That is so cool, "Two please."


Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry,

What an amazing landscape. So imposing. You must have felt like a tiny dot on the planet.

The wildflowers are very pretty with the raindrops. Are they some kind of bluebell??

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I can't imagine what the pioneers thought when they saw such rock outcroppings. They are amazing even to this day. It makes one feel like you are in another world. Wildflowers have to be tough to survive in this environment.

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
I think the landscape in the west is so huge. I do feel tiny...just a speck.
I do not know my wildflowers very well. This group does have the bluebell look.
There were lots of wild lupine.

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
I often have tried to imagine what it must have been like to travel the Oregon trail in a covered wagon.....
I am still awed by the landscape and I have seen it a few times....