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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

our week-end

We decided to take a little trip this week-end...we went to this COOL Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado if you have never been to one of these it is so worth the time and the money you spend to see one. This is a rescue place for wild animals that are taken from zoos that are shut down and from people who try to raise them and then realize they cant handle it...some of these animals are put thru some really horrible situations before they get rescued. The animals go thru a rehabilitation and once they go thru it then they get to be out in open fields like you see in our pictures. The animals were so healthy looking and seemed so happy and content, this was way better then any zoo I've ever been too!!!! You can check out this place we went to by going to heres just a couple of the pictures we took while there:

Then we headed back to our own state Nebraska and decided to take Devin too see some of the places he learned about in school...our first stop was Courthouse and Jail rock they are two of the most famous landmarks of the mid 1800's Nearby is the Oregon-California Trail, the Mormon Trail, the Pony Express Trail and the Sidney-Deadwood Trail. The rocks were vanguards of the unforgettable scenic wonders that travelers would encounter.

Then we took him to see Chimney Rock the most famous landmark on the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails. Today, the spire stands 325 feet above the plain, but during the time of the migration, Chimney Rock was substantially higher. It was the most spectacular landmark on the entire trail. Many considered it the eighth wonder of the world. In their enthusiasm, some tried to climb the massive rock but none got higher than the base.

next on our trip was Carhenge, which replicates Stonehenge .The artist of this unique car sculpture, Jim Reinders, experimented with unusual and interesting artistic creations throughout his life. While living in England, he had the opportunity to study the design and purpose of Stonehenge. His desire to copy Stonehenge in physical size and placement came to fruition in the summer of 1987 with the help of many family members. Thirty-eight automobiles were placed to assume the same proportions as Stonehenge with the circle measuring approximately 96 feet in diameter. Some autos are held upright in pits five feet deep, trunk end down, while those cars which are placed to form the arches have been welded in place. All are covered with gray spray paint. The honor of depicting the heel stone goes to a 1962 Caddy.

I told Dev he had better never end up with his car looking like this!!!!!

some cool metal art we seen

last on our trip was a drive thru the Nebraska National Forest

and yes Josh and I was on this trip...see.....

me not wanting my picture taken

Josh peeking in the sunroof of the car before he got in...hehe

Over our week-end we also helped move Dakota into his new place...had a barbecue with the boys and remembered those who have left us...all in all it was a very eventful and fun week-end!!!


RileyScott said...

Sounds like a fun trip Dena. Glad you had a great weekend

Fragrant Liar said...

Looks like a great trip. I love the crazy exhibits, like Carhenge. And don't you just love those big animals? I am in love with the big cats.

~Tom~ said...

Awesome pics. Glad you had such a great time! It also proved that there is more in NE than corn!

Cheryl said...

I didn't even know those places existed...and I've lived in Nebraska all my life...LOL Sounds like you had fun...we need to take a vacation too...hopefully soon...I'm going stir crazy!!! :o)

Sally's World said...

what a great weekend, the pictures are brilliant, love the metalic art too!

Rachel Sue said...

I've actually been to carhenge. I didn't think anyone else had ever even heard of it!

Cozyflier said...

Wonderful pictures Dena! So glad you had an enjoyable weekend.

We might be going through Nebraska later in July to go to South Dakota. Might have to find out where Carhenge is!!!

Thanks for sharing, love the cat pics!


SO said...

What an awesome weekend. That Carhenge looks awesome! And I would love to visit Chimney Rock someday. Very cool.

I would love to see that animal sanctuary.