Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Pipe Spring National Monument
Another stop on our tour of the desert...
Here are some of the artifacts that we were allowed to touch.
Everything else was off limits...
The cute little table inside of the Fort.
The chairs were turned to the outside so that the family members could kneel for prayer before the meal.
I LOVE this redwork hand towel. I took a pic so that I could remember it and possibly copy the pattern and make my own some day...yeah, probably won't ever happen.
Rick wanted to take this sign home with him, but we were pretty sure that taking something that doesn't belong to you FROM a National Monument is probably a crime. So, we left it.
I've always been fascinated by looms.
18 inch red rock "bricks"
These artifacts were from the room where the spring was located.
It was much cooler in this room, and therefore, a great place to store the eggs and milk, and to make butter.
The spring comes out at one end of the room and runs down the wooden trough.
It keeps the room very cool.
The water then runs out of the fort and into a big holding pond built outside the fort to be used to irrigation.
Listening to the ranger talk about the functions at the fort.
replicas of Indian dwellings
The best part...
Pine Gum Salve.
It was $9 at the National Monument, but we bought it for $4.50 at the convenience store on the Reservation.
Still waiting for it to cure my hang nails and acne.
But I smell like I just walked out of the forest.
When we walked into the Visitor Center, the cute little ranger with the blue bandana asked if we wanted a fiddle lesson. Sierra smiled.
Ranger Sue asked Sierra if she could play the violin and Sierra said yes. and the fiddle.
I saw a guitar and told Ranger Sue that Summer played the guitar.
Sierra picked up the fiddle.
Summer grabbed the guitar.
And they played for 20 minutes.