Friday, July 31, 2009


We are back in beautiful Wyoming!!! Utah is gorgeous and has spectacular vistas, but, compared to Wyoming, it feels hemmed in, restricted. Wyoming does not have the amazing orange and golden rock formations like Utah. It has an unrestricted panorama and gives you a free, wild, unfettered sense. It is wide and open! We took one of our adventurous "little" rides in the Prius across country along county roads. (Road is a generous term.) They were just ruts and winding here and there. (Next car will be higher and 4-wheel drive!) We saw herds of antelope. Even had one very curious herd that paced us along the road and waited in the road for a better look at us! Beautiful!!
Eventually we arrived at Kemmerer and arranged for our fossil hunt. Another winding road, but more dirt than ruts and we arrived at the quarry. We were scheduled for 6 hours of digging. Didn't make it!! Breaking limestone to look for fossils is hard work - very hard!! Thank heavens it was a cool and breezy day. We did find some fossils. We were there to see a fellow find a big fish about 3 feet long. Just amazing!! It is very frustrating to chisel away layer after layer and then on the final chip the fossil breaks in 1/2!! We came home to Fort Bridger tired and very dirty. The white dust from the limestone is everywhere. The dogs and car were practically white from it. Didn't see any antelope on the way to or from the quarry. But, did meet these fellows....

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