Friday, December 20, 2013


These are again from our road trip last September.

Hi Tom, whoever you are.

 Below is a photo of Devil's Tower.  You can read about it here.  Any sci-fi fans out there will recognize this famous landmark when it was shown in the 1977 movie, "Close Encounters of the Third Kind".  You can see a partial clip from the movie here.

And just as a matter of interest, here is a photo of the model used in the movie.  We found it at the Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum, and their website is here.


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  1. I have to say I LOVE blue skies! That must have been a fantastic trip you took.

  2. nice shots, denise.
    that must have been a terrific trip.


  3. What an interesting post, Denise. Our first out of town date was to see Close Encounters. I was living in Riverside at the time and Don in the L.A. area. We drove to Palm Springs to see the movie.

    Don and I were first married in 1978. Then we married in the Church in 1986. It would see that Dec. 17th is an auspicious date for both of us.

  4. I love that graffiti strewn Wyoming sign!

  5. Gorgeous skies.
    I wonder whether Tom ever saw that someone had said hello to him?

  6. I loved Wyoming. I took photos with my old camera. Got to dig them out again. Dianne

  7. Beautiful sky photos --from a wonderful trip!!!!!

    Merry Christmas.

  8. I am curious about that "Hi Tom" writing too. I've never seen this movie but now I'm curious. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Yes, I can't see this landmark without thinking about "Close Encounters"!!

  10. Great shots! I love the first! :)

  11. I love ranch wickets. Wyoming has a bunch of them.

  12. The design on the entry gate is awesome! Love the skies in your shots, too. What neat places to visit!

  13. Isn't that a cool place! We were staying somewhere in SD (maybe Pierre) and heard about it from a fellow-camper...didn't know a thing about it before that...long drive, well worth it. Thanks for the memories and the great pics.

  14. As usual with all features of your trip this is just so interesting.
    You can't help wondering "Who is Tom?" can you.
    Thanks again for sharing so much fun from your life.

  15. It is a truly awesome place isn't it? I loved the column formations that surround the tower.