Friday, November 6, 2009

Magical Day

Thursday was memorable: three knitting buddies and I went on a road trip to Meeteetse, WY (about 100 miles up the road) to get some chocolate, but we came home with something more magical.

Meeteetse, a little town in northwest Wyoming, is the home of the famous Meeteetse Chocolatier, Tim Kellogg. You can read a bit of background on this unlikely cowboy and chocolatier here.

We made the trip to savour the flavored chocolate truffles. (Oh my, his chocolate truffles are delicious and so sinful.) We didn't get to see Tim because he was working on the ranch. I would have loved to see his crooked smile.

After eating lunch at the Cowboy Bar & Cafe across the street, we began another adventure, taking side roads and doing some exploring. We found a true gem at Legend Rock and spent a great deal of time at the site.

The rock bluff has over 300 petroglyphs that are easily accessible. We were able to walk right up the to the rock face to see the drawings.

I was amazed that the images were not craved into the rocks but actually punched. It is possible to see each strike of the artist's tools. Truly amazing.
These are pre-historic glyphs, estimated to be 11,200 years old.


The images are pecked into the rock and not painted. Some of the glyphs are considered to be done in the Dinwoody style and others are much older.





This was the only section that had been marred by vandals.

The area is being developed more by the State. I only hope that it does not result in the rock face being fenced off so it is not approachable. Right now, these petroglyphs are also accessible to the handicapped (a road runs the length of the bluff) and the drawings can easily be seen from a vehicle or wheel chair although binoculars would be helpful to see some of the smaller images.

My knitting buddies and I were blessed with a beautiful day, one filled with treats for the body and the soul. It was a memorable and magical.

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tip, Nancy. I've even been through that area, totally ignorant of that treasure. Mr. Drive-til-you-Drop would not stop unless I threaten him! So, I'll have some information for the NEXT time.

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  2. How interesting -- I love finding neat places like this to visit.

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  3. See your luck is changing! Im so glad you had a wonderful day and magical day!

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  4. I truely enjoy your history trips and lessons!! Than-you so much for sharing! Enjoy the chocolates!!

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  5. Have never seen anything like that and amazed how they are made...thanks for sharing.

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  6. that sounds like a wonderful day! I hate that vandals do stuff like that but what wonderful pictures. Thank you for sharing! Now ... did you take a picture of the chocolate???

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  7. Those petroglyphs are fascinating.

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  8. What a fun day..truffles and petroglyphs. I miss our trips to Wyoming! My brother who now lives next door used to live in Big Piney..we loved to visit there..just a little town. So much to explore and see in Wyoming!

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  9. THANK YOU FOR SHARING, JUST WISH YOU COULD HAVE SHARED THE CHOCOLATE.
    GLAD YOU WON THE YARN AND WATER COLOR.

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  10. I am glad for a soul-filling day for you. We have many petroglyphs near our old home too, they are amazing to see, and have been there for 800-1000 years.

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