Actually, we had been doing things associated with Cheyenne Frontier Days but decided to take a little break and enjoy a quiet ride. It wasn't the monument that attracted me to turn off the interstate and onto the gravel road. It was the clouds. A storm was preparing to move in and I wanted to get a closer look. The monument ended up being a great place to enjoy the changing weather pattern. The cloud formations rolling in from the mountains, and the subsequent lightning strikes, were a phenomenal showpiece. As you can see in the photo above the clouds just came and covered us.
While we there I read the various signs and learned a little history about the Union Pacific Railroad. However, it was most enjoyable to see the beauty of God's creating hand.
"Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness."