Sunday, October 4, 2015

More Than Cars On The Highway

We’ve been on the road for a couple of weeks.  From Idaho we drove to Montana, then Wyoming, then Colorado, then Utah and now we’re back in Colorado.  Mark has enjoyed playing several disc golf courses and we’ve been playing tourist and seeing some interesting things.

We certainly didn't expect to see this herd of a few hundred sheep walking down the highway!
Herding sheep

In Craig, Colorado we went on a self-guided carving tour of the Whittle The Wood competition.
 The competition started in 1999 to preserve the historic cottonwood trees in Craig City Park.  Large cottonwood logs are brought to the park for the competition.  

A select group of wood carvers are invited to the four-day festival that takes place every June.  After the festival the carvings are distributed throughout the city.
The brochure shows the placement of 94 carving locations.  We didn’t see all of them but the ones we did see were pretty incredible.

Back side of the gnome
The End!


  1. Interesting carvings. Reminds me of what they did along the Mississippi coast after Katrina killed so many of the old trees.

  2. I was going to say the same thing Judy said!!!

  3. We've encountered sheep herds along the road before - it is such a hoot to see.

    Great carvings. It is cool that towns do special things like that.