Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Petroglyphs



Yesterday we took the kids out to see the petroglyphs.  They were made anywhere from 200 to 1000 years ago.  Some of the drawings were faded but some were still in very good shape.  It was kind of neat to see.  Along the trail to the petroglyphs there were these benches.
Zeke just knew the Indians had put them there so they could sit and wait for the buffalo to come.  When we got there the kids had a blast exploring the rocks, discovering little passage ways and looking at the petroglyphs.




After we had looked at everything the kids started climbing up the "mountain".  This was a big deal for Zeke.  He had never climbed a mountain before and he had always wanted to.
Once up to the top his excitement grew because there were all sorts of cool colored rocks.  This boy loves rocks and is always bringing them home.
The other kids also made it to the top and loved looking out on everything.  We even saw a little lizard.  It ran across my foot.  I tried to get a picture of it but it was too fast.


Once back down at the bottom we discovered more places to climb and more cool things to look at.  Makenna found these cool hands in the rock.

The kids found this cool crevice in the rocks and climbed up it.
It was a fun afternoon and the kids are already talking about when we can go back.  Next time we go, Zeke is going to wear clothes with bigger pockets so he can take one of those cool rocks home with him!







1 comment:

Spencer and Kimberly said...

Looks like lots of fun. I really like those hands!