“Be A Little Boulder”

I don’t think I’ll ever forget the day Hubby and I landscaped my parents old house with these rocks. Hubby loaded them on a tractor to place them in piles while I placed each rock in a certain spot. The task didn’t come without complications. It was a hot day and some of the rocks were impossible to carry or they would start rolling away. Wha? Yes, I remember the both of us cussing a lot (which I don’t do!). Let’s just say, we never wanted to see another landscaping rock in our life. Along with our neighbors’ moral support and my brother helping in the end, we were able to get through it. Now here we are three years later and I couldn’t be more thankful for the hard work, lifting, and time put into it. They look more magical than ever on a snowy day in the middle of winter making a “statement” all of their own.

“Fall River Crossing Along The Old Army Iron Bridge -Ft. Laramie, Wyoming”

I have such a thing for old bridges as some of you know from previous posts. Well, above is an old army bridge near Ft. Laramie, Wyoming. This old historic bridge was built in 1875 by the US Army to provide military and immigrant crossings over the North Platte River to the Fort. This bridge was pivotal in providing transportation and trade in the region. It also provided passage to other military outposts, Indian agencies, and the gold fields in the Black Hills region of South Dakota. Without this bridge to link people together at the time, many peace treaties wouldn’t have happened. If you are going through and/or headed to Wyoming for a visit, be sure to make this bridge and the National Ft. Laramie sight a “must see”.