Today we decided to just go for a drive. Went to Hamilton Dome. I've never been there, just passed the signs on the highway on the way to Thermop. So today we just decided to drive the loop. There used to be a town there and a school, now its just an oil field with some offices and, of course, the wells and storage tanks. We met some fellow at the Cody cowboy song thing, who was talking to Joe and told him he bought Hamilton Dome. Apparently he bought some acres there and it had the old school on the property he purchased. Coming back to one of the main roads there was a sign to Anchor Dam. I've never been there either. Gma says it goes quite a way back up in the hills along Owl Creek and ends up near the MBar. We decided to go there another day when we get an earlier start. On our way back we took the Grass Creek loop too. Haven't been on that road since we went to a Gooseberry picnic at Gilbreath's place. That was when you girls were just little and so were the Bain girls. There used to be a town there with a post office and store, but just old broken down buildings now, and the oil field with offices and storage tanks, and the wells.
Two places are off our list now, but we added two more. Want to go to Anchor Dam, and Gma said we could take the road that we took a short cut to Kirby one time and instead of going to Kirby we would take a jog somewhere and come out on the Gooseberry cutoff road somewhere. There are places there she knows about and hasn't been that way for years. I never have been there, so we will go.
These are just short day trips, in fact, just a few hours trips.
Sunday we drove up to the upper Sunshine to see where all the traffic was going. Apparently not there. There were three trucks with 9 county plates and three trucks with 15 county plates. The ice is just melting away from the bank, so the people were fishing from the shore. No way a boat could get out there yet. The ice is thin and you can see the big cracks in it, but its still there.
They are hauling pit run gravel from our hill for the road by the lower lake. They are widening the turn out there and fixing guard rails. Soon they will start the work on the highway between Meeteetse and Thermop. Guess they are getting the crusher set up for that this week. Too many trucks coming and going on our hill to walk the road. I've been raking weeds for my exercise. Need to get in shape for my Hardin yard. That will be coming up next week sometime.