Saturday, August 31, 2019

Register Cliff and town of Guernsey

Finally a day without Wyoming Wind. A good day to take the drone up BUT it is so foggy out we can barely see the trees in the golf course. Hopefully the stays down all day. Yesterday we had a fast moving but fierce thunderstorm come through. Our cell went off with an alert about it about 10 minutes before it hit here. 
Forgot to put the map up yesterday. Our trip from Hill City to Guernsey - 191 miles. With a stop in Lusk for lunch. 
I asked the campground host and found out there is one of the largest National Guard training base just behind us. So those were artillery shots, not fireworks, that we heard the first night here.
Thursday, after enjoying our time at the wagon ruts we headed over to Register Cliff. 
Very well marked and easy to find and get to. 

Unfortunately between the time the emigrants recorded their names and dates on the cliff and now many others have added their names and "smart remarks". Some have written right over the older names and dates. There is no fence to protect it and no rangers around it. 
As we drove up I wondered about the cave. 

There is a private road leading towards the river and a home and several buildings there. 
Some of the older names and dates I could find. 

Some of the birds living on the Cliff. They were darting in and out of the nests. 
Just a little from the town of Guernsey. Crossing over the Platte River going into town. 
 A couple of older looking buildingsDoesn't seem to be much of the original downtown left. Not even sure about these buildings. 
 The campground host suggested if we wanted to eat in town to go to Twisters. So we did. Not only a restaurant but a bed and breakfast too.
 Really neat inside.

 Had to laugh at this.
 Bill had a Caeser salad with grilled chicken. Said it is one of the best he's had in a while. And there was so much chicken in it.
 I had chicken salad with grapes and walnuts in it on a croissant. I wasn't that hungry but ended up eating it all it was so good. And the waitress was a gem. Will go back for sure before we leave here.
And then we went to Fort Laramie about 15 miles east of Guernsey.
This is a railroad town, mostly long long trains loaded with coal. 
The flowers are all over. Lots of corn growing here too. 

This morning a soccer game on TV then...


Kathy Tycho said...

Monument cliff..what an archive. Too bad people don't respect it.

Carol and Bill said...

No respect for history. Wish it was fenced off.