one afternoon we went for a drive. one where you keep the map close but you hardly reach for it. we drove through the national elk refuge and through the tiny town of kelly before turning off on to a gravel road. a few miles down, we ended up at historic mormon row. near the turn of the 19th century, leaders of the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints sent families from utah and idaho to establish new communities and support their expanding population. one hundred years later, mormon row was added to the national register of historic places.
we walked around the homesteads, watched the horses and bison wander about, and admired the moulton barn before heading back. i will forever be missing these views.