John and Greg weren’t leaving until mid-morning so most everyone slept in a little bit. By around 10:30 they were ready to leave and we all said our goodbyes and they hit the road. It’s always sad to say goodbye as we know it will probably be another year before we see each other again.
After lunch, Jack, Steph, Val and I decided to take a drive up into the Big Horns. Paul, the owner of the ranch, said that you could get a good view of the ranch from above so we decided to do that. Our intention was to drive through the mountains until we hit the road that would take us to Sheridan, but as we started out I realized I had forgotten to get gas in Sheridan the night before and there was only a quarter of a tank left so we decided to play it safe and only go half way. It was a nice drive even though it was quite short.
|Canyon Ranch from the Bighorn Mountains. The Hay Meadow House is on the far right.|
|The house from above.|
After returning to the house Jack and Val decided to get out their metal detectors and see what they could find. Unfortunately, the only thing they could find was very hard ground that was difficult to dig in, so after a while they gave up.
We ate the leftovers from the week for dinner,
which were very good. We spent the rest
of the evening packing and talking before calling it a day. Tomorrow Jack and Steph head for home and we
travel east to Badlands National Park.
|Jack searches with his metal detector.|