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Monday, July 12

Pinedale Rendezvous

More beautiful Wyoming shots:

A Wyoming farm on the way home

I took these on the way to and way back from the Pinedale Rendezvous today. :) More on that later.

Church was pretty good today. They run things a little differently than I'm used to, but the people at Pinedale Bible Church sure seem to have their hearts in the right place. The pastor, Jim, delivered a good message on God giving everyone in the church the role of being a minister -- not just "the pastor." Also, he emphasized our total reliance on God for our needs and strength from Matthew chapter 10 where Jesus sends the apostles off with instructions to take nothing with them, but instead rely on Him.

Another Wyoming farm shotOn the way homeA boulder cracked by a tree on the road homeAnother shot on the way home

After the service, Uncle David and I skittled over to Stockmans for what we thought would be a quick bite to eat before the Rendezvous pageant. Unfortunately, it took over half an hour to get our food and we arrived late. The pageant was still very good!

The Pinedale Rendezvous is a sort of festival started by the fur trappers who settled the region. Back then, it was a time to trade furs, guns, horses, and other commodities, but also a great time of fun! The pageant was a historical reenactment of the first rendezvous featuring a lot of Indians and horses.

Pinedale Rendezvous PageantPinedale Rendezvous Pageant

Apparently, the first missionary in the Rockies (at least in this area) was a Jewish Jesuit priest. He was held in very high esteem by the native Shoshone Indians... perhaps even more so than the Protestant missionaries who came later.

Some very interesting vendors were there at the festival. Uncle David was dismayed that the root beer man didn't come this year. All the other vendors said that he promised to come next year, though. One tent I visited featured a large selection of wooden flutes. There were some very nice, large ones with a beautiful tone, but the salesman seemed more focused on finding his "inner music" than any classical applications. They were pretty inexpensive as far as they go, and I grabbed his business card for future reference in case the smaller one I bought for a dollar at another booth proves interesting.

Uncle David found a barnwood dresser he liked, and we just baaaarely squeezed it into the back of the camper -- some of the wood got scraped off :( -- and it was another adventure getting it out again and up the stairs in the house. It looks great in his room; it seems to almost have a blue tint and works nicely with the light, pine walls.

We were out in town most of the day, and I think my bread fermented too long back here at home. It tasted sort of like sourdough! *sigh* Well, I WAS thinking of making a starter. ;) I've been making the meals here to help free my uncle to do other tasks. So far I've gotten to make antelope chops with sauteed onions, and chilli con carne with cornbread. I wish we had kitchens at PCC!

That's all for now... but first, here's another Vegas picture:

The Great Pyramid of Vegas


  • lol... that last picture is interesting... in Command & Conquer: Tiberium Sun, there's a structure called "Vega's Pyramid". Somehow I don't think it's a coincidence, especially since they look very similar!
    Nelson 8-)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:18 PM  

  • Oh, and the rock picture link is dead!
    N 8-)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:08 PM  

  • Hey, Nelson

    I guess I haven't played far enough in the series to have reached that part with the pyramid. The rock link is working now... it was a typo on my part. :)

    By Blogger Matthew Royal, at 6:45 PM  

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