“Swallowing a Camel”

copyright 2001, Grabo'

(Matthew 23:24)

This is my favorite place on earth — This beautiful cliff sits astride the Colorado / Wyoming border south of Laramie. The picture was taken from Colorado, and you can see Wyoming peeking around the corner between the rocks. That Big Rock across the valley is Chimney Rock, also known as Camel Rock, and doesn’t it look like the cliff to the right is a big monster about to eat the camel up?

My grandparents homesteaded the ranch just a half mile up the road in 1932 after having their 4500 acres just south of here in Colorado foreclosed by family members during the great depression. Land in this general vicinity has been in my mother’s family since 1880, when my great-grandparents came here from Sweden and my great-great grandparents came from Prussia. The Polish contingency didn’t arrive until the mid-1900’s, when my Dad, a special agent in the FBI, married my Mom, who grew up two miles to the south in Colorado.

Near Laramie, Wyoming

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