Wednesday, July 13, 2011
4-Wheelin’, Marksmanship and Rock Hunting……
Monday it was back to the National Grasslands with the ATVs so we could get further back into this vast, beautiful area. We loaded one Polaris on the back of JRoger's truck.
We loaded the other one into my trailer and at sun up we were on our way.
We arrived at the staging area. There is a small campground, no hookups. The French Creek runs right through it.
Soon we had everything all unloaded and it was time to explore! We had two areas to check out. The Grasslands and the large Agate Beds that make this area so well known to Rock Collectors. This is the Home of the famous “Fairburn Agate”.
Here we go way back into the National Grasslands. Ah, this is the way to travel this area. The terrain is no challenge for these Polaris’s.
Above is one of the many creeks we crossed and one of the smaller ones.
This is one of the larger ones. These machines never even sputtered and plowed right on through..
Here we are all set up on a nice lookout. JRoger is spotting and I’m scoping! What a beautiful day!
JRoger and I are both scouring the area. JRoger has excellent equipment!
Here is Ms. Pat as the gunner. She loves to shoot and believe me she is an excellent shot!
Meanwhile, while we were shooting, guess what Susan was doing? Although, she is also an excellent shot and loves to shoot, she has another great interest.
It appears we have another “Rock Hound” here. While we were shooting, Susan was collecting Rocks! When I saw this collection all piled up for us to load, I immediately thought of my daughter.....Gina!!
We proceeded on over several more miles to the Agate beds. Susan was in Heaven!
Wow, look at those Agate beds in the background. I had heard of this place but never explored it until today….. Outstanding!
Just look at these Rock Beds,,,,,,,,,,I have to bring Gina here!!
When we we all worn to a frazzle, we loaded everything back up again and headed for home. I was sure glad JRoger was driving, cause I dozed off a couple times…….. When we got home and unloaded everything, it was, of course, HAPPY HOUR!!
JRoger is also an excellent cook and loves BBQ'ing and I love to let him! He says to tell everyone he's cooking "Prairie Dog" steaks. :-)
Awe..... now this makes a great way to end a beautiful day!!
It is a GREAT WEEK as we continue to thank our Heavenly Father for all he provides for us!!
This morning JRoger and Susan will be hooking up and heading back home to Tallahassee, Fl. We have sure enjoyed having them with us and wish they could stay longer. What wonderful friends! We will miss them so much!! Have a safe trip guys and please HURRY BACK!!
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