Since this was Fred's first visit to the 7MSN, we all piled into the Ranger
for a neighborhood sightseeing tour.
Our first stop was what I call "mini Stonehenge."
I stumbled upon it many years ago on one of my petroglyph hunts,
and it proved as mysterious this time as the first.
It's an ancient circle of rocks...
...surrounded by a half dozen or so smaller circles of rocks...
...and upon all the rocks are still more circles.
We all walked in circles looking at these circles, trying to figure out how they got there.
Every rock in the immediate vicinity had at least one or two;
they look like targets, with a lighter circle inside a darker circle.
Until proven otherwise, I'm going to believe that the ancient ones used the rocks
to make a celestial map, and the circles represent stars.
My alternate explanation is a flock of birds with very symmetrical poop frequents the area.
Google has been of no help (so far) in support of either theory.
Here is what the area looks like from Google Earth's satellite view.
It seems to me like there are circular paths around the rock circles.
It also seems to me like the area is outlined by the profile of a lion, or maybe a man with big hair?
It probably seems to you that too many margaritas were consumed over the weekend.
I shall neither confirm nor deny.
Our next stop was the pictograph site. I've written about this site before,
but in all my previous visits, I'd never taken a close look at the surrounding area.
Sure enough, a few paces down from the pictographs were more circles,
this time with dark centers. More stars? More symmetrical bird poop? More tequila?
I'm hoping a knowledgeable archeologist will stumble across this post
and put an end to these mysteries.
Our last stop was the homestead on the hill.
(p.s. We didn't find any circles on the rocks.)
The homestead on the hill has a cave, where we kicked back and enjoyed a picnic lunch
while contemplating the mysteries of the universe and the neighborhood.