We had gone on vacation a while back, and I thought I would share
some of those pics with you.
These pictures are on the way home
from seeing my husbands grand mom in WV, to ND. So, they are a little while ago.
This is a picture of a nice little one way tunnel, before we got our big ole vehicle in it....
here is the same tunnel, with us in it.... talk about made around us? or just for us? or what were we thinking!!!!!
This was in West Virginia somewhere, it was a fun trip :)
On the way home, we stopped at a place called PipeStone, where Native Americans used to go , and still do, to carve a hard compacted red clay for pipes and fetish items. They are the only ones who are allowed to quarry rock any more, if you are caught it is a major fine, and possible jail time..
You can watch them inside making things, you can buy their wears and even buy your own pipestone raw to make your own things.
It is a really beautiful place to walk through and read all the little signs of things, about some of the legends of the area.
This is a face in the rock, the nose is pointing to a place called "the 3 sisters"
Here are a couple pictures taken along the trail through the area.
that is a piece if pipestone
some glyphs left on pieces of pipestone
and some things made from it
Here at pipestone the area has been keep the same as it was when the Native Americans lived on it 150 years ago. People, (I forget who now) are dedicated to preserving it so the surrounding area is not developed, the grasses are not lost, and the area does not disappear. I think it is absolutely wonderful. You can almost see and feel the teepees and hear the people an children running through the area as you walk the trail. It really is a magical place.
This was a wonderful trip for us, we always see things when we go places. I have been to a lot of places and seen a lot of things, and I am very grateful, especially when i talk to people who have never been out of our small town of 12000, even to the next town over, only 30 minutes away.
I will always go an hour or 2 off my rout to see something extra!
I hope you enjoyed the pics :)