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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

WY Trip Recap

**This post is picture HEAVY!! **

As I've mentioned before, we headed out to WY last week for Travis' family reunion and the Basque Festival.
I shared a few photos of our trip on Monday but here is the full recap.

We drove up from CO on Thursday evening.
There was a family gathering that night and then we headed out to eat with Travis' parents and grandpa.

On Friday, we took a drive to the Michelena Family Ranch.
Along the way we saw:
Gorgeous views.

A few of these guys.

And a whole lotta of hay bails.

Here is the sign at the family ranch.
The center sign are the family branding symbols.

Once there, we crossed this big bridge built by Travis' Great-Grandfather.

It was cool but a little scary!

And before we headed out, we had to take a picture with the old jeep that was used by the sheep dogs back in the day.

While driving around we also saw many Antelopes.

There was another family event Friday evening and then Saturday we got up for the Basque Festival parade.

Welcome sign in downtown Buffalo.

Basque dancers opening the parade.

And then we saw lots of Sheep Wagons!
This one is an original sheep wagon on one side of the Michelena Family.

This is Travis' uncle's sheep wagon with his Grandpa Joe and Great Uncle driving it.

These were two beautiful wooden sheep wagons.

But can't forget the sheep wagons manned by women of a family.

After the parade, I wanted to take a picture with Travis by the river behind our hotel before we changed to head to the mountains.


Once changed, off to the mountains we went to see his family that was camping up there.
Travis and I took a hike once we got to the mountains to take in the scenery.

I admired many beautiful wild flowers.

Found the carving Travis did in one of the trees 5 years ago at the last Basque Festival he attended. It's aged a little.
He did this about 6 months before we got married and we used this picture on the cake table at our wedding.

We admired the mountains.

Walked along the creek taking many pictures along the way.

Admired more wide flowers.

And eventually got to this opening and climbed up the large pile of rocks in the distance.

And took in the fabulous views from the top.

We then hiked back to camp and hung out with family some more and celebrated one of his Uncle's 50th birthday.


It was a fun weekend meeting Travis's family, hearing stories about growing up in WY herding sheep, and taking in the Basque culture.



2 comments:

  1. How fun is that! I went to my first Basque restaurant in Reno a couple years back, and it was wonderful.. I love all of the old sheep camps how fun!

    Carlee
    www.ladybirdln.com

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  2. Looks like a fun trip and what beautiful country to see as well.

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