I, of course have my own personal tour guide Manzanita!!
On our way to Elkhorn, we came across a cattle drive. Some of you may not think that is such a big deal, but to a small town girl from Pennsylvania, It is a HUGE deal.
At the tail end of the cattle drive was this beautiful cowgirl. Look at her chaps... She is my idea of a true cowgirl. I just didn't expect her to be so cute.
Check out the big cows they are driving to their winter home.
It doesn't look like many, but there are a lot that you don't see. They are already in another field.
Moooo VE over cows, cause here we come.
So enough about the cattle drive, although it was one of the highlights of this little daytrip for me. I have another surprise.
We continued on our way. As we approached the town of Elkhorn, I spied this old Gold/Silver mine opening in the mountain.
It doesn't look very safe so I didn't even suggest that we might want to check it out.
Looks pretty rickety to me.
They keep these in great repair and you can even go in and walk through them if you want.
As Manzanita and I were looking at these buildings, we heard a guy talking. I turned around and he was talking to us,
We couldn't hear him so we had to go closer. He was telling us we could go into the buildings if we wanted.
|There is Manzanita talking to Mountain Man John|
He told us his name was John, so I will refer to him as Mountain Man John.
Manzanita ask him if he sold things, he said he just had some rocks that he sometimes sold.
ROCKS!!! that is all I needed to hear and I was across to his place like a bolt of lightening. I love ROCKS!! Not sure why, but they just intrigue me.
I actually bought a few of his rocks. One is this fossil rock that must weigh about 10 pounds. And,..... I have to figure out how to get all these rocks I have been collecting back to Pennsylvania.
The picture doesn't do this rock justice. The fossiling is on every side of it.
So, if any of you happen to be visiting Elkhorn, Montana. Stop in and say Hello to John. He just might show you some of his rocks.